This is a Pre-Intermediate level (Entry 3) course in ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages). There are 2 types of ESOL Writing Entry 3 courses: Intensive (14 hours per week for 5 weeks) and part-time (5 hours per week for 10 weeks). This general ESOL course offers the ESOL City & Guilds Skills for Life Writing mode at Entry 3. The learning outcomes of this course are mapped to the National Standards for Adult Literacy and the assessment criteria are mapped to the Adult ESOL Core Curriculum for Writing at Entry 3.
This course will help you to:
• plan and draft writing
• organise writing in short paragraphs
• sequence chronological writing at this level
• write in complete sentences
• use correct basic grammar
• use punctuation correctly
• spell correctly common words
• spell relevant key words for work and special interest
• proof-read and correct writing for grammar and spelling
• produce legible text
Pre- Intermediate topics include: Me and my home, meand my health, health and safety, me and my community, communication at work, travel and transport and finding a job.
We will also study vocabulary and grammar at Entry 3 related to task types, topics and exam past papers.
An assessment is required for application to this course.
Career Opportunities / Progression
This course will help you to progress through our ESOL courses. The course after Writing Entry 3 is Writing Level 1.
Please talk to your teacher at the end of the course to discuss the best progression route for you.
You must be at least 16 years old to study ESOL at Belfast Metropolitan College. All students must be assessed before the start of the course. Our teachers will give you a short test to check your level of English and then we will advise you on the best course to suit your needs. If you have certificates from a previous ESOL course, you may not need to take the test but you must bring your certificates with you to the assessment session.
You must also bring photographic ID, such as a valid passport or national identity card to the assessment session.
The dates and times for assessment can be found here: www.esol-at-belfastmet.eventbrite.co.uk
All fees are set in accordance with DfE regulations.
We have a maximum of 20 students in ESOL classes. Please see our calendar for the teaching dates and public/ college holidays.
For information about payment and our refund policy please check the Fees & Finance section of our website.
Your teachermay recommend a textbook for further study but materials will be provided in class.