ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages)

Year: 2019/20
Exam Board: Trinity College London

The course gives you the opportunity to improve your speaking, listening, reading and writing skills in English. This will enable 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.
The length of the course depends on your starting point after initial assessment.

If you are interested in a course please fill in the form at the bottom of this page or call us on 01724 862217. Alternatively, just call in to see us at Ashby Link. If you are a customer of the jobcentre please ask your work coach for a direct referral.

Attendance: Classes run Monday – Thursday morning, afternoon, twilight and evening.
Part Time: One session per week. Rolling course with various start dates.

Monday9.30am – 12pm10 weeksCrosbyOne£70
Tuesday9.20am – 11.30am10 weeksCrosbyOne£70
Tuesday12.30pm – 3pm 10 weeksCrosbyOne £70
Tuesday4.30pm – 7pm 10 weeksAshby Link £70
Wednesday 9.30am – 12pm 10 weeksCrosbyOne £70
Wednesday 4.30pm – 7pm 10 weeksAshby Link £70
Thursday 9.30am – 12pm 10 weeksCrosbyOne £70
Thursday 12.30pm – 3pm 10 weeksCrosbyOne £70

This course is designed for adult speakers of other languages who wish to learn or improve their English skills.

Application followed by an individual interview and initial assessment. You will need to bring with you all documentation including ID, National Insurance Number and any certificates you have previously gained.

You must be 19+ years of age by 31 August 2019. You have to have been a resident in the European Economic Area (EEA) for the last 3 years or be a family member of an EEA national. You are expected to attend and be punctual at all sessions.

A variety of teaching and learning strategies will be employed including small group work delivery, listening and understanding activities, role plays and discussions, interpreting texts, writing activities and using online learning platforms.

You will be expected to work at home for between 1-2 hours per week on activities, including using online platforms, as directed by your tutor.

The course is continuously assessed using a variety of assessments – question and answer activities, observation, reading and writing activities. You will be given constructive feedback and time to reflect on how to improve and change your work.

There will also be set dates throughout the year when you will be able to take Trinity ESOL exams in Reading, Writing and Speaking and Listening. You can also participate in non-regulated courses, if you have a learning difficulty or the assessment route is not appropriate.

Guidance is given throughout the course regarding opportunities and careers. Upon successful completion of this course, you can progress on to the next ESOL Entry level, Level 1 and Level 2 Functional Skills English or Higher Education courses.

You will need to bring a notepad, an A4 lever arch file and a pen with you.

Qualification (Vocational) courses only.
If you are in receipt of the following benefits, you may be eligible for full fee remission:

  • Job Seeker’s Allowance
  • Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) in the Work Related Activity Group (WRAG)
  • Universal Credit and earning less than £338.00 a month (single claim) or £541.00 (household claim)
  • Aged 19-23 yrs studying a first full Level 2 qualification

Fee remission is also available for eligible co-funded learners who are employed but on a low income (less than £16,009.50 annual gross salary)

Find out more - ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages)

Simply contact our customer service team by using the form below or call us on 01724 862217

Alternatively, just call in to see us at Ashby Link.