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Activate Learning is based at City of Oxford College.
Tel: 0800 612 6008
Our ESOL courses are for people whose first language is not English.
ESOL will give you the skills you need to help you settle into life and work in the UK. You will study all aspects of the English language including speaking and listening, reading and writing, grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation.
You can study in the day time or evening.
Skills for lifeQualifications explained
Depending upon your level, you will gain a City & Guilds qualification in speaking, listening, reading or writing. Please note that these are NOT international exams and are not recognised in other countries.
We offer courses from Entry Level 1 to Level 2. We will give you more information when you visit us for your assessment.
Our ESOL course will help develop your language skills so that you can do things such as:
You will learn with the help of our expert staff who will develop your communication skills through reading, writing and speaking techniques.
Depending on your start date and level, you will take exams to test your speaking, listening, reading or writing.
Chad has developed his employability skills through a work experience placement at a community centre, preparing and cooking food. He has been offered paid employment.
You will need to come along for an assessment to make sure we refer you to the right class for your level of English.
When you come to the college, you will be asked to prove your residency status. Please bring along your passport, EU ID card or Visa (if you entered the UK from outside the EU).
If you entered the UK to join a spouse or relative, you will also need to bring along your spouse’s/relative’s passport.
Please bring along any proof of any benefits, such as JSA or ESA, if relevant to you. You may not need to pay fees.
Please see this page for details on how to apply.
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