English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)

Adult Skills & Training

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Course introduction

ESOL stands for English for Speakers of Other Languages. The course is specifically designed for non-native English speakers who wish to start learning English or improve their skills, making it ideal for adults who have recently moved to the UK.

This general, non-exam programme will cover skills in reading, writing, speaking and listening. You will learn vocabulary, grammar, punctuation and spelling in a variety of everyday contexts and in a supportive learning environment.

Importantly, the ESOL can be adapted to suit individual needs. In collaboration with your tutor, you will agree on specific weekly targets using an Individual Learning Plan. At the end of the course you will have the opportunity to progress onto a Functional Skills English programme.

Among other things you will:

  • Learn how to make everyday conversation.
  • Explore messages in posters, adverts, emails, articles and books.
  • Understand how to give, take and understand instructions.
  • Grasp the fundamentals of using written English, including grammar.
  • Discover how to apply for jobs and succeed in job interviews.

Course structure

The course is classroom based and you will be given weekly targets.

How will I be assessed?

There is no formal assessment for this course.

Information & support

Please bring paper and pens to class.

    Course fees & Duration

    If you are eligible, this course will be fully funded. A £10 contribution towards course costs will be required if you are not eligible.

    What can I do with this qualification?

    After completing this course you will feel more confident in using spoken and written English, helping you communicate and complete everyday tasks effectively.

    You will also be able to progress onto Functional Skills English to improve your English skills further.

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