Skip navigationHome PageAccessibility

ESOL pre-E E1

Course Full

Course Title:

ESOL pre-E E1

Course Number:

LENR N90221

Venue:

Rycote Centre

Learning Area:

Preparation for life

Level:

Entry Level 1 (Mixed)

Tutor(s):

Kate Harvey

Start Date:

21 September 2020

End Date:

21 June 2021

Session Time(s):

Monday between 09:15 and 11:45
Thursday between 09:15 and 11:45

Total Sessions:

60

Total Hours:

150

Class Size:

Between 10 and 15 learners.

:

NOTE: This course is currently FULL.

:

NOTE: This course has already started.

Course Information

Blended learning:

Due to the current situation this course will be delivered using a blended learning approach in order to maintain social distancing with small class bubbles. This means that you will be attending centres every second day or every other day for face to face tuition with a range of tasks and assignments to complete remotely in between.  Remote learning elements will vary from course to course but may include some online learning as well as completion of paper-based activities and research tasks. Your tutor will provide more detail about how blended learning will work for your class during your induction session, the remote learning elements are an integral part of the course and must be completed in full and on time in order for you to progress and achieve. 

What will I be learning?

Speaking and Listening

  • Introduce yourself
  • Spell your name
  • Ask simple questions – e.g. What’s your name? / How old are you? / Where are you from?
  • Answer simple questions – e.g. My name is … / I’m …… years old. / I am from …….
  • Say where you live (full address)
  • Learn names of objects, food, etc.
  • Describe your house
  • Ask for items
  • Ask for and give basic directions – e.g. Turn left/right, etc.
  • Follow basic instructions

Reading

  • Learn the alphabet
  • Learn and recognise simple words
  • Read simple notices
  • Read and understand simple sentences
  • Read names of objects, food etc.
  • Read basic instructions

Writing

  • Write the alphabet
  • Write your name and address
  • Write names of objects, food etc.
  • Write about yourself in simple sentences (5-6)
  • Fill in a simple form
  • Learn punctuation rules (capital letters, full stops, question marks etc.)

Grammar

  • Verbs: to be, to have, to do
  • Basic action verbs
  • Modal: can
  • Present Simple and Continuous (basics)
  • Linking word: and, but
  • Simple questions and negatives
  • Basic adjectives

Does the course lead to a qualification?

No formal qualification at pre-entry.  

After your pre-entry course you can progress onto Entry 1 and gain a qualification (reading, writing, speaking and listening).

Entry 1: City and Guilds ESOL qualification at Entry 1 (reading, writing, speaking and listening)

Exam cost for fee payers - £21.62 per unit (E1 only)

Who is the course for?

For those where English isn’t their first language. If you are new to DALS or haven’t studied in awhile you will need a pre-course assessment to start your learning journey at the correct level. 

What do I need to bring?

Pen, paper, folder, dictionary

Are there any additional costs?

Entry 1 Exam cost for fee payers - £21.62 per unit

This part of the course has three units (£64.86 plus any resit fees)

How will I know how I am progressing during the course?

At DALS, we use an Individual Learning Plan (ILP) to set and review targets and provide feedback, enabling continual reflection and evaluation throughout the course. Learners will also receive verbal and/or written feedback on marked work. Learners will use their ILP to help track and monitor their own progress towards set goals, to support personal development and achievement.

Can I have help in the class?

At enrolment, it is important that you tell us if you have a learning difficulty or disability and require support. Learners declaring a support need will be referred for an assessment. If an enhanced support need is confirmed, a Support Package will be offered, to assist your progress in your learning and development, specific to your assessed needs.

How is this course supported by DerbyLearn?

DerbyLearn is a learning platform that supports and complements most classes. To find out more, please go to www.derbylearn.net and sign up, it's free and well worth a look!

Progression within DALS

On completion of this course, you could progress to:

  • ESOL Entry 1
  • ESOL Entry 2

Health and Wellbeing

The slogan you see on our brochures and leaflets is:   meet  enjoy  learn  achieve .

This is because we believe that taking part in adult and community learning can open the door to new friendships, give you something enjoyable and worthwhile to do with your time, enable you to learn something new and give you a sense of achievement.  That's got to make you feel good!

Volunteering opportunities

We have a number of rewarding volunteering opportunities both within DALS and with other organisations.  These can offer you a number of benefits, including the ability to enhance your employment prospects, and the ability to learn whilst supporting others.  If you are interested in finding out more about volunteering opportunities, please contact DALSenquiries@derby.gov.uk You can also find information on volunteering opportunities on our noticeboards and website.

Venue Information

Rycote Centre

Address:

Parker Street, Derby, DE1 3HF

Parking:

Limited Car Parking

Disability Support:

Disabled Access to all floors/building
Disabled Toilets
Disabled Parking available
Loop System

Refreshments:

Cafe
Staff and learners will need to bring in their own supplies. The Rye cafe will do pre-booked take out only.

Crèche:

Crèche Unavailable

Directions:

From the city centre head towards Kedleston Road along King Street and Garden Street. At the 'Five Lamps' traffic lights on Garden Street you will see a sign for the Rycote Centre, turn left down Parker Street then turn right and the Centre is on the right hand side, parking is on the street and the main entrance is through the Social Service's car park. The Centre can also be accessed from Kedleston Road - opposite the Polish Club - but there is no parking at this entrance other than on Kedleston Road 01332 956370 or 01332 956565

Bus Routes:

Allestree Bus, Trent Barton, and No. 6, Notts and Derby University bus during University term time.

Enrolment Information

In Person

If you would like more information about this course or wish to enrol, please contact via:

Enrolment Centre:

Rycote Centre

Opening Times:

Mon - Fri 9 - 5 pm with late evening sessions on Mondays until 8.30 pm. All visitors to call ahead and pre-book a time slot

Address:

Parker Street, Derby, DE1 3HF   Find Us

Telephone No:

01332 956370

Email:

DALSenquiries@derby.gov.uk

By Email

Send your enrolment enquiry to DALSenquiries@derby.gov.uk.

More Information

For more information about this course, please contact us on 01332 956565.

Fees

Category A Fee:

£600.00

Category B Fee:

FREE

You can also see more information on:

Note: Please bring evidence of eligibility for fee reduction to the first class.

FREE Advice and Courses for Adults

Advice and short courses now available to jobseekers.

To find out more, talk to a member of our staff on 01332 956565 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Quick Course Search

Search for courses by entering your preferences below.

Note: Not all available courses are shown on the website. Contact the Learner Helpline on 01332 956565 for more details about courses in your area.