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If English is not your first language then ESOL classes could help you to become better at communicating in English in everyday life.
ESOL classes are available to anyone over the age of 16 who does not have English as a first language. They will help you to improve your Reading, Writing and Speaking and Listening, in English.
No prior qualifications are required.
You will be encouraged to undertake a range of tasks in a small classroom environment with support from the teacher in preparation for moving you through the level and preparing you for the exam at the end of the course.
Topics you may cover include:
Following the initial assessment to identify your level, you will then work on your English skills at the appropriate level.
There are three exams at the end of each level –
– Writing and Speaking
Exams can be taken at various times throughout the course and your teacher will discuss with you the best time for you to sit the exam.
Following the completion of ESOL Level 2, you can move onto a GCSE English qualification or Apprenticeship.
The teaching and support was really great, the quality was really great, all the teachers really care about your education as well as your wellbeing, they take everything into consideration and they’re great.Katie Whittingham, A Level student
I overcame a couple of barriers by working really hard to get the top grades. My experience was really good, with the course and the lecturers, the residentials and activities, together it was all really good. I had really great teaching support, I could always go to the lecturers and speak to them if I needed to.David Stenning, Public Services student
There are lots of people at the college, each studying a diverse range of courses, people from all different areas come to study here, it creates a sense of community, there is a huge social aspect to college life across all courses.Lee Backhouse, BTEC student