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ESOL E3 on Zoom (do NOT enrol)

Course Title:

ESOL E3 on Zoom (do NOT enrol)

Course Number:

LENO N50243


Distance Learning Course

Learning Area:

Preparation for life


Entry Level 3


Louise Hart

Start Date:

06 November 2020

End Date:

11 June 2021

Session Time(s):

Friday between 10:00 and 12:00

Total Sessions:


Total Hours:


Class Size:

Between 8 and 12 learners.

Course Information

Blended Delivery (Online and Distance Learning) 

What will I be learning?

You will be studying English used in work and everyday situations. Areas of study will include: 

  • News
  • Shopping
  • Health and Sport
  • Travel and Transport
  • Home
  • Friends and Family
  • Work and Employability
  • Hobbies & Interests
  • Social Media

Speaking and listening:

  • Listen for gist and detail (variety of topics)
  • Ask for things and make requests
  • Give verbal descriptions of events
  • Follow instructions
  • Share news
  • Conduct a discussion (7-10 mins)
  • Deliver a presentation (5-7 mins) and answer questions from audience
  • Give feedback to a presentation
  • Do a role play
  • Improve your pronunciation


  • Read signs, notices, notes, letters and instructions
  • Read and understand a variety of texts (gist and specific information)
  • Recognise different types of text (memo, formal letter, report, etc.)
  • Understand purpose of text (informative, instructive, persuasive, descriptive etc.) and tone of text
  • Understand layout /textual features (headings, logos, captions, bullet points etc.)
  • Understand idiomatic language (basic idioms)


  • Fill in forms
  • Describe an event
  • Write a basic article/blog or formal letter
  • Use complex and compound sentences
  • Use correct spelling and punctuation
  • Use paragraphs
  • Draft a plan


  • Past, present and future tenses (simple and continuous) – statements, questions and negatives
  • Present Perfect
  • Modal verbs
  • Conditional 1
  • Adjectives (comparatives and superlatives)
  • Linking words and phrases
  • Phrasal verbs
  • Prepositional phrases

Additional Requirements

In order to be able to participate in this course you must:

  1. Have access to regular, stable internet connection
  2. Have access to a PC/Laptop. Occasionally you may need to use your smartphone/tablet as a backup for the class, but this will not support all the features that are required to participate effectively in the classes.
  3. Have an up-to-date email address and be able to confidently communicate via email.

If you are not able to meet these requirements, please discuss with our Admin Staff about enrolling on a Centre-based class.

Additional Information

The class will be 2 hours, once a week.  It will be a mixture of online delivery (via Zoom) and distance learning (via email). At enrolment, you need to provide a current email address.

In addition, you will be expected to complete at least another 2 hours of independent study outside the class.

If you have not used Zoom before, you need to familiarise yourself with the basics.

Prior to starting the class, you will need to have read the DALS Zoom guidance policy. This will be sent to you via email and you will need to reply to your tutor to confirm you have read and accepted the policy.

From time to time, a session may be run as a face-to-face class at one of our Centres. This will take place at the usual class time.  You need to be able to travel to the Centre.

Does the course lead to a qualification?

Entry 3: City and Guilds ESOL qualification at Entry 3 (speaking and listening)

Exam cost for fee payers - £21.62 per unit

What do I need to bring?

Pen, paper, folder, dictionary

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. 

Please note: you will need internet access and a current email address to enrol onto this course.

Are there any additional costs?

Exam cost for fee payers - £21.62 per unit

There is one unit to this course (£21.62 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 and sign up, it's free and well worth a look!

Progression within DALS

On completion of this course, you could progress to:

  • A centre-based ESOL Entry 3 course if you need to complete the reading and writing units at Entry 3
  • ESOL Level 1

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 You can also find information on volunteering opportunities on our noticeboards and website.

Venue Information

Distance Learning Course


Derby Adult Learning Service, Online Learning Course, DE0 0NA


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