ESOL Level 1 - 9CMS420

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					ESOL Level 1

Level: 1

Course code: 9CMS420

Course Leader: Allen Jarrett and Kathleen McCulloch

Course Description

ESOL Level 1 courses are for people who speak English as a second language and who wish to improve
their speaking, listenig, reading and writing skills to a level which will enable them to progress to ESOL Level
2 and/or to improve their work prospects or help them to gain a place on a vocational or academic course.

The course focuses on a different language skill each term, usually speaking and listening in term 1, reading
in term 2 and writing in term 3. Each term ends with a Trinity College ESOL Skills for Life Level 1 exam in the
appropriate skill area. At the end of Term 2 you will take the ESOL Reading exam at Level 1.

If you speak English well but have problems with reading and writing, we have courses for you too. These are
the ESOL Reading and Writing courses which give you intensive practice in reading and writing skills to bring
these to the level of your speaking skills.

All ESOL courses have work-related and citizenship skills built into the scheme of work. You will have a
personal tutor who negotiates an individual learning plan (ILP) with you and meets you for regular tutorials to
monitor your progress. ESOL students are encouraged to develop their ICT skills and to use the computers in
the classroom and the libraries to pursue self-directed studies as well as doing home-based assignments.

What background and qualifications do you need to join? (Entry

To join an ESOL Level 1 class, you need to have an ESOL Entry 3 qualification. If you have not studied in
this country before you will have a short language assessment and interview to establish whether this is the
right course for you. If you have completed Term 1 of ESOL Level 1 and passed the Level 1 Speaking and
Listening exam, you should be able to progress to Term 2 of the course, with the agreement of your tutor.

What does the course lead to?

Progression from ESOL Level 1 is to to ESOL Level 2. Alternatively you might wish to progress directly into a
vocational or academic course in FE or to find work. If you are accepted for a vocational course in the

college, you may be able to apply for LS (learning support) to give you further support with your language

Where will I study?

You can choose to study at Wornington, Hortensia or Holland Park Centres. Whichever centre you choose,
clasrooms are equipped with interactive whiteboards and computers for students' use.

What are the facilities and equipment like?

Whichever centre you choose to study at, the classrooms are well-equipped with interactive whiteboards and
computers for the students' use.

How much should I study outside class?

To really improve your English, you should take every opportunity to speak to native speakers of English, or
other students, outside the classroom. Lecturers will set regular homework to be completed at home.

How is the course assessed?

Every term there is an exam which leads to a national Trinity College certificate in ESOL at Level 1. There
may be opportunities to re-take the exam in term 3 if you are not successful in term 1. You will, in addition, be
informally assessed by your lecturers throughout the course and your progress will be monitored in regular

Are any course materials online?

The college VLE, Moodle, has resources for Level 1 learners to access materials for home-based study.
There are also websites dedicated to ESOL which you can acess from home.

What books and equipment do I need?

It is advisable at this level to buy your own English-English learner's dictionary. Theeere are no course books
to buy.

What else do I need to buy? / What extra costs are there?

There are no additional costs attached to this course.

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Entry Requirements

All students are admitted to the College on the basis that they:

   •   Agree to comply with the KCC student code of conduct
   •   Provide original documentation that confirms entry qualifications.
   •   Meet the course entry requirements
   •   Provide information so that a school or college reference can be obtained if you are between 16-19
       years old

How to apply

This course requires an interview to ensure that you are placed in the correct level.

Please come along to one of our advice and guidance sessions. For times and dates please check or call us on 020 7573 5333, or apply in person.

What do I need to bring to the interview?

Please bring a pen to the interview.

Supporting our learners

Being a student at KCC, means you can expect a caring friendly inclusive learning environment. We will
support you throughout your studies with us.

Our students benefit from:

   •   Tutorial Support
   •   Information advice and Guidance
   •   Counselling and personal support
   •   Access to learner support services
   •   Study centres at Wornington and Hortensia providing collections of books, journals, DVDs and access
       to PCs and on line learning materials

Financial Help

Financial support may be available to you. Please contact an Information Advice and Guidance (IAG) advisor
on 020 7573 5325 who will be able to give you information about charitable trusts, Career development loans,
Education Maintenance Allowance (16-19 year olds) and Learner Support fund (helps eligible students with
child care costs, travel and material costs) and other schemes that may be able to help you regarding
financial matters.

Additional Learning Support for students with disabilities or
learning difficulties

KCC is committed to improving access to learning for all our students. Please tell us if you have any access
requirements at any stage of the application process. The additional learning support team can provide help
and information regarding your individual needs. For example, the team can provide information on hearing
loop facilities, communication support (e.g. BSL), dyslexia support, physical access, equipment/software (e.g.
JAWS). If you would like to discuss learning support do contact Reg Cobb at or a member
of the team on 020 7573 5308. Further information about our services are available at

Contact Details

Course Information: 020 7573 5333
Switchboard: 020 7573 3600

Full contact details:


Information on this course fact sheet was correct at time of publication, however course offers and details
may be subject to change.

                                                                                             28 February 2010


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