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Enhancing your Communication at Work (Beginner) (ES WSQ - Workplace Literacy Conversational (Beginner)) is a Program

Enhancing your Communication at Work (Beginner) (ES WSQ - Workplace Literacy Conversational (Beginner))

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Enhancing your Communication at Work (Beginner) (ES WSQ - Workplace Literacy Conversational (Beginner))

What's In It For Me

  • Be able to read and write letters of the English alphabet and numbers
  • Write-up basic personal information
  • Able to communicate using basic phrases and sentences to handle everyday life

Course Duration

45 Hours (Excludes Assessment)

Course Outline

The course integrates Listening, Speaking and Reading skills and covers the following:
  1. Read letters, vowels, consonants, basic sounds in the English alphabet with correct stress and intonation.
  2. Use basic grammar and structures e.g. simple present and past tenses, nouns, verbs, pronouns, prepositions, imperatives
  3. Read text using contextual clues to find the main idea and key points
  4. Read days, dates and months, clock times and schedules
  5. Handle basic communication in social and workplace context
  6. Handle basic telephone conversation
  7. Interpret transportation schedules, fares and  traffic information
  8. Ask for and give directions
  9. Interpret health-related vocabulary and problems.
  10. Follow, clarify, give or follow feedback to instructions
  11. Interpret advertisements, labels, charts and price tags in selecting goods and services.

Mode of Assessment

  • All trainees for Workplace Literacy (WPL) are required to sit for a Pre WPLN Assessment to evaluate their language proficiency levels before they are recommended to the different levels for class.
  • The Pre WPLN Assessment is computer-based and consists of four components - Reading, Listening, Speaking and Writing.
  • After the completion of the training, all trainees are required to sit for a Post WPLN Assessment to assess their improvements.

Certification Obtained and Conferred by

Statement of Attainment (SOA) from SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG)

  • Mapped to ES WSQ - Workplace Literacy Conversational (Beginner)

Course Objectives

This course is for adult learners who need English to

  • communicate using basic phrases and sentences to handle some difficult situations in everyday life;
  • read and write letters of the English alphabet and numbers, sight words and simple phrases;
  • write basic personal information on simplified forms;
  • handle routine entry-level jobs that involve only basic oral and written communication in English to do their tasks.


Trainee must have WPLN Assessment results to determine their workplace literacy & numeracy level. 

Medium of Instruction & Trainer

Teacher: Student Ratio is 1: 20

Funding Information

Frequency Skillsconnect Reference Number Course Name
1st Time CRS-Q-0020805-ES Workplace Literacy (Conversational) - Beginner [a]
2nd Time  CRS-Q-0021409-ES Workplace Literacy (Conversational) - Beginner [b]
3rd Time  CRS-Q-0021539-ES Workplace Literacy (Conversational) - Beginner [c]

Skills Development Fund (SDF) and SkillsFuture Funding:

  • Participants must attend at least 75% of the course and to complete Post-Training Assessment.
  • Workforce Training Support (WTS) funding only applies to trainee who is 35 years old and above with a monthly income of $2,000 and below.

For Company Registration:

  • Customers who are applying funding for trainee(s), please submit Training Grant applications in SkillsConnect website before registration.
  • Training Grant number is to be submitted together with the registrations.
  • Online applications are not applicable for companies applying funding with Absentee Payroll.
  • Payment for the course must be using company cheque or via GIRO.
  • For more information on SDF Training Grant application, please click HERE

Union Training Assistance Programme (UTAP):

  • NTUC members enjoy UTAP* benefit of up to $250 each year when you sign up for courses with NTUC LearningHub.

    * UTAP supports 50% of the course fees paid cap at $250 per year. You must be a union member throughout the course duration and at the time of claim. You must achieve a minimum of 75% attendance for each application and have sat for all prescribed examinations. Other terms and conditions apply. 


Individual Pricing Total Fee for Course & Post Assessment (Incl. GST)
Course Fee S$823.90
SkillsFuture Funding, >=21 yrs old S$188.34
SkillsFuture Funding, >=40 yrs old S$123.34
WTS Funding (95%) S$90.84
Corporate Pricing Total Fee for Course & Post Assessment (Incl. GST)
Course Fee S$823.90
SkillsFuture Funding S$188.34
SkillsFuture Funding, >=40 yrs old S$123.34
WTS Funding (95%) S$90.84
Course Fee S$823.90
Enhanced Training Support for SMEs Companies (90%) S$123.34
WTS Funding (95%) S$90.84

Prices does not include Pre- assessment fees (if applicable) and other LHUB miscellaneous fees. All prices are inclusive of GST. 

Price rounded to the nearest cent and are subject to changes.

Note: SkillsFuture Funding, >=21 yrs old : Applicable to Singapore Citizen/PR 
 SkillsFuture Funding, >=40 yrs old : Applicable to Singapore Citizen ONLY