As we provide education for adults, this
course is available as online distance learning, which allows you to manage your
time around work, childcare, etc.
For courses which are delivered face to face, we
try to be as flexible as possible, offering some courses in the evening and at
different venues, again to help you to continue learning outside of working
ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages)
Content and Overview
Our ESOL courses
give you the opportunity to improve your speaking, listening, reading and
writing skills in English. This will help you to apply for a job or improve
your job prospects, talk to doctors and teachers, find out about life in the UK,
help your children with their homework and engage in the community.
also learn how to use computers and you will be able to take a new IT exam at
the right level.
Classes run regularly during the
week as we try to offer different days and times having morning,
afternoon and evening sessions at different locations.
You are expected to
attend every face-to-face class and online.
You have to be punctual, arrive
on time and stay for the full duration of the class. If you have a problem and
cannot attend, you have to inform your tutor or contact customer services in
This course is for adult speakers of
other languages who wish to learn or improve their English skills.
You will learn in a small group
and you will do speaking and listening activities, such as role-plays and
discussions. You will practise your reading and writing skills, improve your
vocabulary and pronunciation. You will also use computers and online learning
You will be expected to work between 1-2
hours per week on activities at home, including using online platforms such as
Your learning and progress will be
checked using many methods – question and answer activities, observation,
reading and writing activities. You will receive constructive feedback and time
to improve and self-correct your work. There will be set dates throughout the
year when you will take Gateway ESOL exams in Reading, Writing and Speaking
There are many learning
opportunities with Adult Education and Community Learning. You will receive
advice and guidance about other courses and careers. When you complete this
course, you can progress onto the next ESOL Entry level, Level 1 or Level 2 or
Higher Education courses.
Application followed by an initial assessment and a
diagnostic assessment on computer or IPad. You will need to bring with you all
documentation: ID, National Insurance Number, proof of benefits, payslips and
any certificates for qualifications you have previously done.
Please note that when you apply for a course, you will not be enrolled onto the
course until you have completed the Initial Assessments mentioned
Why you should study with us
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DISCLAIMER: When applying for this course, you must provide evidence to
confirm eligibility for funding, proof of ID and full address. Applying for a
course does not mean you are automatically enrolled. You must be 19+ on
31 August 2023 and UK resident for at least 3 years to be eligible for a
funded/part funded course. If you have not lived in the UK for 3 years,
you can still do a course with us, but you may need to pay for your course,
depending on your immigration status. Please contact
us on 01724 297146 for more information.