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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.

Our career pathways show you a typical route through the various stages of learning, what you will learn along the way and the careers these programmes could lead onto.

What I'll learn

ESOL courses are for people aged 19 and over who want to improve their English language – their reading, writing, speaking and listening. They are for people living and working in Britain.

  • You will improve your English and have the opportunity to take exams that will help you to find work or progress to another course.
  • You will study and practise all four skills (reading, writing, speaking and listening) •
  • Revise and extend your knowledge of English grammar.
  • Improve your pronunciation and increase your vocabulary
  • Increase your confidence in communicating in English
  • You will have an individual learning plan so that you can learn the things that you want to learn.
  • You will develop skills to enable you to learn English independently.

After this course, you can continue to study English. When your English is good enough, we can help you to progress to other courses in the college. We can also help you to search for a job.

 

How I'll learn

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.

 

How I'll be assessed

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 Pre-Entry to Level 2. We will give you more information when you visit us for your assessment.

 

If English is not your first language and you need to improve your English language skills so that you can study or find work, we can help you."

ESOL teacher

Entry Requirements

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.   Fees will be discussed on the day of your assessment.

 

How to Apply

Find out more here.