ESOL

ESOL

If English isn’t your first language, we can help you develop both your spoken and written skills. Our English for Speakers of Other Languages courses will help improve your English. You’ll make new friends, boost your confidence and develop your communication skills for everyday life. It could also help inspire you to go on to further study.

What will you do?

Learning at a level to suit you. Our courses can help you develop your functional language such as making an appointment at the doctors or going to the shops, carry out everyday conversations, presentations or hold topical discussions. Lessons will focus on speaking, listening and writing skills.

Is it right for you?

This course is for you if English isn’t your first language and you feel you would like to improve your communication skills.

Part time

If English isn’t your first language, we can help you develop both your spoken and written skills, make new friends, improve your confidence and develop your communication skills for everyday life, studying and getting a job.

Factfile:

Attendance: 8 hours a week
Duration: 36 weeks
Starting date: September 2018
Location: Teesdale

What will you do?
Learning at a level to suit you, our courses can help you develop your language. You will work in classes with people from all over the world. You will learn how to use English for your everyday life and develop study skills. You will also learn about the UK and develop your employability skills. You will study speaking and listening, reading and writing.

We have classes for Pre-Entry, Entry Level 1, Entry Level 2, Entry Level 3, Level 1 and Level 2.

How will I learn?
We are the largest ESOL provider in Teesside. Classes will have group, pair and individual work. You will make friends, work hard and have fun.

Your teachers are highly qualified, professional and friendly and they will help you succeed. As well as English, you can study maths and Employability qualifications (this depends on your English level).

How am I assessed?
You will be assessed regularly and will work towards exams in Speaking and Listening, Reading and Writing qualifications from Ascentis at Entry Levels, Level One and Level Two.

What else do I need to know?
You will be invited into the college for an initial interview and assessment.

Entry Level 2, Entry Level 3, Level 1 and Level 2 classes will also study Ascentis Employability skills qualifications as part of their course.

You need:

  • Photo ID
  • Proof of residence status in the UK/ EU
  • Any previous certificates in ESOL

What do you need to know?
Spaces are limited and may depend on your residence status

How do I apply/enrol?
Phone Information and Guidance to arrange an interview and initial assessment.

How much does the course cost?

Fees are dependent on immigration and residency status – fee remission available for those on certain benefits.

What kit/uniform do I need?
Pens, paper and a folder

3 reasons to join us:

  • Improve your English.
  • Make new friends from different countries.
  • Learn about the UK and improve your job and education chances.

English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Pre-Entry

Duration: 35 weeks

If you speak little or no English this course will help you to be more confident in using English in everyday situations and at work.

Entry Requirements      

You will have a short interview and test.

What’s next?

You can enrol on an Entry 1 Speaking and Listening course

What will I study?

  • Speaking and listening in various situations, e.g. in shops, at the doctor’s
  • Asking for and giving personal information
  • Reading notices, timetables, simple texts
  • Reading and filling in forms
  • Spelling and basic punctuation
  • Writing about yourself

How will I learn?

Class activities include working in pairs or small groups. You will learn by taking part in speaking and listening, reading and writing activities and interactive vocabulary games.        

How will I be assessed?

Your tutor will continually assess you during the course.

How much does the course cost?

Free*

*Subject to immigration status – those who are not eligible will incur a £250 fee per course

What days and times does the course run?

Six hours a week

Various days

How do I apply?

Contact Information and Guidance for more information on (01642) 865566.

(ESOL) English for Speakers of Other Languages – Skills for Life Certificate in Speaking and Listening

Duration: 6 – 13 weeks

If English is not your first language, these courses will help you improve and develop your speaking and listening skills. They will provide you with a solid foundation in communication for everyday life and academic studies.

Entry Requirements      

Initial Assessment and interview

Evidence of previous achievement in ESOL

What’s next?

You can progress from each level on successful achievement of your ESOL qualifications.

You can also progress on to other courses in the college depending on your level of ESOL qualifications.

What will I study?

Grammar

Speaking and listening in a variety of situations

Ask for and give personal information

Increase your vocabulary and improve your pronunciation

Understand and give instructions and directions

Use more polite and formal language

Give opinions

Presentation skills

Group discussions

Life in the UK

How will I learn?

Class activities include working individually or in pairs and small groups. You will practise role-plays in a variety of situations. You will learn how to research and prepare presentations. You will be expected to homework.

How will I be assessed?

You will be continually informally assessed during your course and you will have a formal assessment at the end of the course to achieve your qualification at each level.

How much does the course cost?

Free*

*Subject to immigration status – those who are not eligible will incur a £250 fee per course

How do I apply?

Contact Information and Guidance for more information on (01642) 865566.

(ESOL) English for Speakers of Other Languages – Skills for Life Certificate in Reading and Writing – Entry Level 2

Duration: 11 weeks

If English is not your first language, these courses will help you improve and develop your reading and writing skills. They will provide you with a solid foundation in communication for everyday life and academic studies.

Entry Requirements      

Initial Assessment and interview

Evidence of previous achievement in ESOL

What’s next?

You can progress from each level on successful achievement of your ESOL qualifications.

You can also progress on to other courses in the college depending on your level of ESOL qualifications.

What will I study?

  • Grammar
  • Read and obtain information from a range of written texts
  • Write about people, places and things
  • Develop and increase your vocabulary
  • Improve your spelling and punctuation
  • Write using formal and formal language
  • Write letters
    • Read and complete different forms
    • Life in the UK

How will I learn?

Class activities include working individually or in pairs and small groups. You will also use interactive games and computers.    

How will I be assessed?

You will be continually informally assessed during your course and you will have a formal assessment at the end of the course to achieve your qualification at each level.

How much does the course cost?

Free*

*Subject to immigration status – those who are not eligible will incur a £250 fee per course

What days and times does the course run?

8 hours a week

Various days (depending on your level)

How do I apply?

Contact Information and Guidance for more information on (01642) 865566.

Vocational

English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) under 19 study programme

If English isn’t your first language, we can help you develop both your spoken and written skills, make new friends, improve your confidence and develop your communication skills for everyday life, studying and getting a job.

Factfile

Attendance: 16 hours a week
Duration: One year
Starting date: September 2019
Location: Teesdale

We have classes for Pre-Entry, Entry Level 1, Entry Level 2, Entry Level 3, Level 1 and Level 2.

What will you do?

Learning at a level to suit you, our courses can help you develop your language. You will work in classes with people from all over the world. You will learn how to use English for your everyday life and develop study skills. You will study speaking and listening, reading and writing. You will also work towards a Functional Skills Maths qualification. Your course will include a weekly two hour session and group tutorial.

How will I learn?

You will work in classes with people from all over the world. Classes will have group, pair and individual work. You will make friends, work hard and have fun.

Your teachers are highly qualified, professional and friendly and they will help you succeed. As well as English, you will study Maths and have weekly two-hour vocational lessons.

How am I assessed?

You will be assessed regularly and will work towards exams in ESOL Speaking and Listening, Reading and Writing as well as Functional Skills Maths qualifications. You will also have regular individual and group tutorials to review and discuss your progress.

What else do I need to know?

You will be invited into the college for an initial interview and assessment.

You must attend regularly in order to progress and keep your place on the course. Depending on your level, you may also be required to undertake a work placement as part of your course.

You need:

  • Photo ID
  • Proof of residence status in the UK/ EU
  • Any previous certificates in ESOL

How do I apply/enrol?

Phone our Information Team on 01642 865 566 to arrange an interview and initial assessment.

What kit/uniform do I need?

Pens, paper and a folder.

3 reasons to join us:

Improve your English.

Make new friends from different countries.

Learn about the UK and improve your job and education chances.