ESOL Conversation Class
This programme aims to offer you:
• The chance to get back into learning and build your skills and confidence in key skills.
• An initial assessment of your key skills in any or all the areas of:
o writing and spelling
o computers and other technology.
This assessment is to give you more information on:
• what you can already do, but perhaps aren’t confident in
• what you need to work on to be more confident in everyday or new situations
for work, family or other settings.
• An opportunity to use or practise key skills in everyday life.
• Opportunities to be more confident by using key skills in new or different situations.
• The chance to get ready to start working towards a qualification by working on
the gaps or blocks you might have that hold you back.
• Teaching that is interesting, adult-friendly and that encourages you to learn by
thinking about and discussing your own ideas and opinions.
• Teaching that focusses on what you need for your everyday life.
No previous education required
Please see course details for minimum age requirements.
For further information on Learner Profile please refer to relevant section of the Programme Descriptor.
Willingness to learn
No previous experience required
|Introduction To Key Skills||–||–|
(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