English Language for Beginners ESOL Level 1
This programme aims to provide learners with the opportunity to develop their elementary skills in numeracy, ICT and communications to prepare for progression to level 2.
QQI General Learning – P1GL0
No formal education or qualifications required.
Please see course details for minimum age requirements.
Applicants must have a motivation to learn, an interest in the subject and an ability to acquire the knowledge, skills and competencies set out in the course.
No previous experience required.
(LS1) Listen to obtain information, e.g. weather forecast, talking clock,
(LS2) Follow clear succinct instruction in familiar contexts
(LS3) Explore ideas and new vocabulary that is relevant and appropriate
to a personal situation, orally e.g. planning a holiday or social event
(LS4) Interact appropriately in a narrow range of formal and informal
social situations, e.g. in relation to greeting, leaving, seeking
information/assistance from an employer/doctor/family
(LS5) Express opinions, facts and feelings in response to familiar and/or
personal situation, e.g. using speech, gesture or signing as
(LS6) Communicate about the past, present and future activities
(R1) Recognise some familiar words independently including some that
are commonly used and personally relevant
(R2) Interpret some common symbols and signs in familiar contexts
(R3) Demonstrate awareness of text conventions, print material and the
alphabet, e.g. reading from left to right, top to bottom, concept of a
sentence, brand names and logos on print materials, recognising
cues and clues, seeking the amount payable on a bill
(R4) Make sense of simple personally relevant sentences containing
(R5) Use word identification strategies, e.g. context of words, sight
sounds, word endings
(R6) Identify the nature of familiar documents, e.g. bills, junk mail,
(W1) Write some familiar words for different purposes, e.g. own name
(W2) Transcribe simple information in specific order, e.g. phone number,
days of the week
(W3) Write for different personal and socially relevant audiences, e.g.
personal shopping list/reminder, sending a card/postcard, sending
a text message, competition entry
(W4) Use some rules of writing appropriately, e.g. use of capital letters
to start a sentence, write a sentence correctly