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Learners New to ESOL

The materials on this page 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 may be considered unsuitable for learners new to ESOL because they may have no or very limited literacy in any language 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 learners new to ESOL and how the materials can help to address some of these challenges.

The materials on this page, designed by Learning and Work Institute and Learning Unlimited, are exhibited in three sections: guidance documents, a screening package and teaching materials.

Learners new to ESOL

Guidance Documents

New to ESOL and New to Literacy Learning (Report)

New to ESOL Guidance: Teaching & Learning Materials for Learners New to ESOL and Literacy

New to ESOL Guidance: Teaching & Learning Materials for Learners New to ESOL and Literacy

Screening Package

New to ESOL Screening Guidance

New to ESOL Screening Interview Questions

New to ESOL Screening Record Sheet

New to ESOL Learner Profiles

New to ESOL Screening Reading and Writing Texts

Teaching Materials

New to ESOL Teaching Materials (Topics 1-5)

New to ESOL Topic 1: Me

New to ESOL Topic 2: My local area

New to ESOL Topic 3: Language and other skills

New to ESOL Topic 4: My time (Unit 1)

New to ESOL Topic 4: My time (Units 2, 3 & 4)

New to ESOL Topic 5: What's important to me

New to ESOL Reading Texts

New to ESOL Time-saving Templates

New to ESOL Picture Pack