ESOL Everyday Communication Intermediate 1

What is special about this course?

This Unit has been designed for candidates whose first language is not English but who need to develop their ability to use English in a broad range of personal and social contexts. While studying this Unit candidates will develop their competence in the skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing in English for personal and social purposes. Candidates undertaking this Unit will already have a basic command of English and will develop their ability to understand and communicate with reasonable fluency in English in personal and social contexts.

Subject to sufficient numbers this course will be delivered as a taught class.

Entry requirements

At the discretion of the college although it would be expected that candidates undertaking this Unit will already have a basic command of English.

Candidates who complete this Unit will be able to understand a range of spoken and written texts, write a variety of texts and talk to others on a variety of topics of personal and general interest.

How will I study my course?

  • Part Time

Materials will be provided by the tutor as required.

You will receive taught sessions, completing tasks as instructed by your tutor.

The final assessment of this unit consists of 4 Learning Outcomes. Your tutor will tell you when you are ready to take each Learning Outcome. If your performance in the final assessment is satisfactory, you will receive a certificate from the SQA. The learning outcomes will include Communicating orally in English for personal and social purposes; Producing written English for personal and social purposes; Demonstrating an understanding of spoken English in a personal and social context; Demonstrating an understanding of written English in a personal and social context.

How long will my course last?

30 Hour

This single credti unit is deliveed in 30 hours.

Where can I study my course?

Start date

Please contact your local centre for more information on start date.


For the latest information on fees please see our fees policy.

What can I do on completion of my course?

ESOL: Transactional Contexts SCQF level 4.

ESOL: Work and Study Related Contexts level 4 or higher level ESOL study

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To enrol, or for further information on this course, please contact your local Argyll College Centre

We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at Argyll College UHI. Argyll College operates a fair and open admissions system committed to equality of opportunity and non-discrimination. We consider all applications on merit and on the basis of ability to achieve, without discrimination on grounds of age, disability, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity status, race, religion and/or belief, sex, sexual orientation or socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.

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