This class is designed for learners who have little or no ability to read or write in English. Students enrolled in this class usually have had very little or no formal education in their native languages. With respect to listening and speaking, students in this class range from bare beginners with little or no oral fluency to those with very high listening and speaking skills. Letter recognition, letter formation, sound/symbol correspondence, phonics, sight word recognition, oral reading and spelling techniques are used to begin the reading and writing process. When necessary, this class also accommodates more educated academic learners who do not possess adequate listening and speaking skills to succeed in the Level 2 class.