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Level 1 - 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, gain and infer meaning from short pieces of straightforward texts varying in length. This includes instructional,persuasive and descriptive texts and recognise the purposes of the different texts.

Learning outcomes

  • To understand written texts.
  • To be able to use images to help understanding.

Reading - using reading strategies

Aim

To develop the learner’s reading strategies to enable the learner to find information for specific purposes, from descriptive, explanatory and persuasive texts, using different reading strategies.

Learning outcomes

  • To be able to locate information for specific purposes.
  • To understand how language and other textual features. contribute to meaning in different types of texts.

Reading - using reading to extend vocabulary

Aim

To develop the learner’s skills in understanding and responding to written vocabulary on a range of topics, in different types of text, and to enable the learner to develop vocabulary using a range of strategies and reference materials.

Learning outcomes

  • To understand vocabulary relating to a variety of topics.
  • To be able to develop vocabulary using strategies and reference materials.

Speaking and listening - presenting information by speaking and listening

Aim

To enable the learner to develop skills to present different types of straightforward information to others, adapting speech to different contexts and situations and responding to questions on a range of topics.

Learning outcomes

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

Speaking and listening - speaking and listening to obtain information

Aim

To develop skills to enable the learner to obtain information from a range of explanations or presentations on straightforward topics, in different familiar and unfamiliar contexts. These include making requests, asking questions and using strategies to confirm and clarify understanding.

Learning outcomes

  • To be able to obtain information from 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 a range of straightforward topics, in familiar and unfamiliar contexts, making contributions that are relevant to the situation.

Learning outcomes

  • To be able to take part in discussion.

Writing - planning and organising writing

Aim

To develop learner’s skills to enable them to plan and organise their own writing taking note of key points, format structure, detail, style and sequencing when appropriate.

Learning outcomes

  • To be able to plan and organise own writing.

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 complete sentences and to use a range of reference sources to ensure accuracy.

Learning outcomes

  • To be able to use grammar and punctuation to aid understanding when writing.
  • To know how to use punctuation to aid understanding.
  • To be able to spell words most often used in daily life.
  • To be able to use a range of methods to spell words.

Writing - using structure and content in writing

Aim

To develop the learner’s skills to communicate information and opinions for a variety of purposes, taking account of informal and specialist language and different audiences.

Learning outcomes

  • To be able to communicate information and opinions when writing.
  • To be able to present accurate writing.

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