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Entry Level 3 - English Skills

You will work through the following range of units to increase your confidence in using English at this level and applying them in your daily life.

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Reading - reading for meaning

Aim

To develop skills enabling the learner to read and gain meaning from a short pieces of straightforward descriptive, explanatory and instructional texts and recognise the purposes of the different texts.

Learning outcomes

  • To be able to read a piece of text and gain meaning from it.
  • To be able to use images to help understanding.

Reading - using different reading strategies for words and phrases

Aim

To develop the learner’s skills in understanding and responding to some written, specialist key words and phrases and common words used on forms. Learners will also develop a variety of strategies to decode unfamiliar words, including the use of reference tools to find meanings.

Learning outcomes

  • To be able to use reading strategies to understand written words and phrases.
  • To be able to use a reference tool.

Reading - using reading strategies

Aim

To develop the learner’s reading strategies to enable the learner to find information for specific purposes, using organisational features and different types of reading.

Learning outcomes

  • To be able to find information for a specific purpose.
  • To be able to use strategies for understanding written text.

Speaking and listening - speaking and listening to obtain information

Aim

To enable learners to obtain information from others in familiar and unfamiliar contexts from explanations, instructions and narratives, including making requests and asking questions and using strategies to confirm and clarify understanding.

Learning outcomes

  • To be able to provide information to others by speaking and listening.

Speaking and listening - speaking and listening to provide information

Aim

To develop skills that enable the learner to speak to others to provide information on simple, straightforward, familiar topics including responding to questions.

Learning outcomes

  • To be able to provide information to others by speaking and listening.

Speaking and listening - speaking and listening to take part in a discussion

Aim

To develop skills to enable the learner to take part in discussions with others on straightforward topics, in familiar contexts including listening and responding to others’ points of view.

Learning outcomes

  • To be able to take part in discussions on straightforward topics.

Writing - using grammar punctuation and spelling in writing

Aim

To develop skills in punctuation, grammar and spelling to enable the learner to aid understanding when writing a range of simple and compound sentences and to use reference sources to ensure accuracy.

Learning outcomes

  • To be able to use grammar and punctuation to aid understanding when writing.
  • To be able to refer to sources of correct spellings of common and relevant key words.
  • To be able to develop vocabulary relevant to own work and special interests.
  • To be able to use methods to improve own spelling.

Writing - using planning and organisation in writing

Aim

To develop the learner’s skills to enable them to plan and organise writing taking note of key points, short paragraphs and sequencing, when appropriate.

Learning outcomes

  • To be able to plan and organise own writing.

Writing - writing to communicate

Aim

To develop the learner’s skills to write to communicate information and opinions for a range of purposes.

Learning outcomes

  • To be able to use writing to communicate information and opinions.
  • To be able to produce accurate writing.

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