ESOL Entry 3
This course is for second language speakers who have nationalESOLqualifications at Entry 1 and Entry 2 or who are successful in the initial assessment at Entry 3. The course will develop your speaking, listening, reading and writing skills and will prepare you to move into employment or further study. All students have access to computers and regular tutorials in which they will.
To take into account
All students are admitted to the College on the basis that they: Agree to comply with the KCC student code of conduct Provide original documentation that confirms entry qualifications. Meet the course entry requirements Provide information so that a school or college reference can be obtained if you are between 16-19 years old
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ESOL Entry 3 courses are for you if you speak English as a second language and wish to improve your speaking, listening, reading and writing skills to a level which enable you to progress to Level 1 and/or to improve your work prospects or help you to gain a place on a vocational course in the college. The course focuses on a different language skill each term, usually reading in term 1, speaking and listening in term 2 and writing in term 3. Each terms ends with a Trinity College Skills for Life ESOL exam at Entry 3 in the appropriate skill. After a year, you will receive a certificate stating that you have achieved the full Entry 3 qualification. Courses have work-related and citizenship skills built into the scheme of work. You will have a personal tutor who negotiates an individual learning plan (ILP) with you and meets you for regular tutorials to monitor your progress. ESOL students are encouraged to develop their language skills through the use of ICT and you have access to computers in the classrooms and the libraries to follow self-directed study as well as doing homework.
If you speak English well but have problems with reading and writing, we have courses specially for you. These are the ESOL Reading and Writing courses which give you intensive practice in reading and writing skills in order to bring these to the level of your speaking skills.
If you are interested in working in childcare, there is an Entry 3 level course which enables you to study introductio to childcare alongside improving your language skills at Entry 3. This course is held at Wornington. Please ask if you are interested in this.
What background and qualifications do you need to join?
To join an ESOL Entry 3 class you will need to have an Entry 2 ESOL qualification. If you have not studied in this country before, you will have a short language assessment and interview to make sure that this is the right level for you.
What does the course lead to?
If you achieve the Entry 3 qualification, you can progress to ESOL Level 1 or another vocational course in the college - or you may be able to find work immediately.
What are the facilities and equipment like?
Classroom are well equipped and there are libraries for your use. Students may like to bring their own learner's dictionary to class, but there is no requirement to buy a course book.
How much should I study outside class?
In order to develop your fluency in the English language, you should take every opportunity to communicate with English speakers or other ESOL learners outside the classroom. Lecturers set regular homework to be completed at home.
How is the course assessed?
Every term there is a national, externally set exam which leads to the Trinity College ESOL certificate at Entry 3. There are opportunities to retake exams in term 3 if you are not successful in term 1. You will be assessed by your lecturers all through the course and your progress will be monitored in tutorials and recorded on your individual learning plan (ILP).
Are any course materials online?
The college VLE, Moodle, has materials for ESOL Entry 3 students to access for home-based study. There are also websites dedicated to English langauge learning which you can access at home.
What books and equipment do I need?
We advise you to buy a learner's dictionary but it is no essential.
What else do I need to buy? / What extra costs are there?
There are no additional costs.
All students are admitted to the College on the basis that they:
- Agree to comply with the KCC student code of conduct
- Provide original documentation that confirms entry qualifications.
- Meet the course entry requirements
- Provide information so that a school or college reference can be obtained if you are between 16-19 years old
ESOL Entry 3