This course has concessions available

Basic Literacy For ESOL (Beginners)

If your reading and writing skills need work then these are the right courses for you. These courses are for ESOL students who want to develop their literacy skills. You will learn how to write your name and address, read and write everyday words and build your literacy skills even if you cant read or write in your own language.

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Who is this course for

This course is for people who are learning to speak, read and write in English, some might not be able to read and write in their own language.

What does this course cover

Learn to read and write your name, address and common words. Learn to write the different letters of the alphabet and the sounds they make. Start to read short texts. Recognise and use simple punctuation e.g. fulls stops and capital letters.

What will it be like

There will be group and pair work to support students with their learning. Lots of work will be individualised.

What else do you need to buy or do

Bring a file, pen and paper.

What this course could lead to

As a student becomes more able to read and write in English it might be possible to enter ESB Entry 1 reading or writing exams or even move into Entry 1 classes.

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This course has concessions available for people who meet certain criteria

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Why come to Mary Ward Centre?

Mary Ward Centre is the adult education centre with a difference. We provide a wide range of subjects for people at all levels and run courses during the day, evening or weekend to suit your timetable.

Get inspired and enjoy excellent teaching in an environment where each individual’s learning experience is valued. That’s what makes Mary Ward Centre ‘the friendly place to learn.’