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Everyday English (Group 1) - Part-time

Course outline

This course is aimed at beginner readers and writers (pre-entry). Students will improve their reading, writing and speaking and listening skills through:

  • Learning the order of the alphabet
  • Using phonics to read and spell cvc (consonant, vowel, consonant) words
  • Reading and spelling the first 100 high frequency words
  • Using basic punctuation (capital letters, full stops, question marks)
  • Writing simple sentences
  • Answering questions about a simple text

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College Certificate

Level Entry Level
Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course, however, it is NOT suitable for students whose first language is not English (ESOL). This course is aimed at emerging readers and writers working at Entry 1. All learners should attend regularly and be punctual and have a good standard of spoken English. All students are required to complete a range of reading and writing activities during each session, with the support of the tutor, and to practice spellings and complete work at home.


You will be taught as a whole class, in small groups and one to one. Games, quizzes, question and answerand marking of reading and writing worksheets will be used to assess learning. Tutors will give regular verbal feedback regularly throughout the course. Learners will be encouraged to set their own personal targets as part of this course.


Learners can progress on to the Improvers group.

Information will be made available to student about other course opportunities at Nottingham College.

Students will have the opportunity to access external Careers Guidance to aid their next steps.

Additional information

You will need to bring a pen and paper or a notebook to each session.

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