Who is this course for?
This ESOL course is for beginners with little or no experience in using English. It will help to make first steps to communicating in English in everyday life situations.
You will practise simple conversations in English. You will listen for information. You will read and write simple texts. You will learn a lot of new words. You will practise pronunciation. You will learn through games and role-plays in a friendly classroom setting.
You will work towards Entry 1 qualification in ESOL in one of the following skills: speaking and listening, reading or writing.
Support and feedback
Your tutor will give you regular feedback. Your tutor will also encourage you to reflect on your progress and needs every week. You and your tutor will also record these in your Individual Learning Plan every week.
Additional costs and requirements
Please bring a pen, some notepaper, a folder to keep your work in and a dictionary.
There are no extra costs.
Will I have to do anything outside of the session?
Yes. You will need to do some homework.
About the tutor
Isabel Knockaert started working for Learn Devon in 2007 and currently specialises in ESOL, Literacy and Functional Skills English. Prior to this she has taught in different countries including Poland and Belgium. Isabel gained her first degree in 2005 after having studied English pedagogy, British and American literature, applied linguistics and methodology of language teaching. She gained her Masters of Education in Applied Linguistics graduating from the Open University in 2013. Isabel is passionate about helping her learners to work hard and achieve their goals whilst embarking on relevant but enjoyable learning.
Isabel Knockaert, English and ESOL, Learn Devon