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English for speakers of other languages (ESOL) courses

See what ESOL courses we offer for adults.

Why study ESOL

Due to COVID-19 we will offer both classroom and online courses until further notice.
Find out how to get the most from an online course. 

Studying ESOL can help you to:

  • develop your English language skills in speaking, listening, reading and writing
  • take part in everyday life in the UK and get a recognised ESOL qualification
  • prepare yourself to enter further training, higher education or employment
  • support your children with their homework.

Why study with us

  • You’ll learn in small groups.
  • You’ll have access to excellent resources and technology.
  • You’ll be supported by qualified specialist tutors who are committed to your progress and development.
  • You’ll have access to additional support classes to improve your language skills using ICT.

What courses we offer

Course fees

  • £225 a term for accredited ESOL courses.
  • £150 a term for pre-entry level courses.
  • See if you can get concessionary fees.

Exam dates 2020–2021

  • Reading: 8– 10 December 2020
  • Speaking and listening: 29 March–1 April 2021
  • Writing: 6–8 July 2021

How to enrol

Before you enrol, you need to complete a pre-course assessment (PCA) where we will:

  • assess your skill level
  • discuss your goals
  • recommend the right course for you.

Pre-course assessments take place throughout the year. We will publish dates when they are available.

Pre-course assessments for courses starting in April

You can now book a pre-course assessment for courses starting in April. Assessments will take place online and over the phone between the 25 March and the 4 April.

Find out how to book a pre-course assessment.

After you have booked an assessment the curriculum leader will contact you by phone on 25 March to arrange an appointment for the interview.  

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