The materials on these pages are designed to support practitioners (teachers, classroom assistants, volunteers and others) working with ESOL learners who are often referred to as being at 'pre-Entry' level. In these materials we refer to these learners as 'learners new to ESOL'. Often, Entry 1 ESOL classes mat be considered unsuitable for leaners new to ESOL because they have no or very limited literacy and/or have no knowledge of the Roman alphabet and numbers. In this short video two ESOL practitioners discuss some of the challenges they face when teaching leaners new to ESOL.

For teacher educators supporting practitioners, professional development resources can be accessed here.

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Students conversing in class.

New to ESOL Listening Activities Topics 1 to 5 complete pack

London street

New to ESOL Phonics Pack: Section 1 'Sara lives in London'

College building.

New to ESOL Phonics Pack: Section 2 'My local area'

Car in workshop.

New to ESOL Phonics Pack: Section 3 'My name is Ali'