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English for Speakers of other Languages (ESOL)

Subject Area

ESOL

Student Type

Adults

Study Mode

Part Time

Course Type

Adult Further Education

What is the course about?

The ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) course is designed for students whose first language is not English. The course covers different aspects of language learning including – listening, grammar. reading, writing, vocabulary and pronunciation. There are several levels of competence in ESOL, from complete beginners up to GCSE-equivalent level. We have the following levels available:

  • Pre-Entry
  • Entry 1
  • Entry 2
  • Entry 3
  • Level 1
  • Level 2

If you are seeking to communicate effectively in English, come and join one of our classes, where you can:

  • Improve your reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills in a safe, supportive environment.
  • Increase your confidence in communicating in English with friends, at work and in everyday social situations.
  • Apply your newfound skills in different contexts, such as Citizenship skills and everyday life, as well as improving job prospects and further academic potential.
  • Socialize with other adult learners.

Why should I choose the course?

Our range of ESOL courses are designed to help you learn the language you need to communicate effectively. From the starting points of basic English up to functional English, the ESOL course will help you to lead a successful life and ease your transition into living and working in the UK.

The course starts in September and ends in July and will allow you to achieve a recognised qualification.

If you join one of our ESOL courses, you will be expected to attend one day per week from 9:15 to 16:15 every week.

What will I learn?

On our ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) course, you can expect to learn a variety of skills to help you communicate effectively in English. The course content includes:

  • Listening: You’ll practice understanding spoken English through various exercises and activities.
  • Speaking: You’ll work on your fluency to help you speak English more confidently in your daily and work life.
  • Reading: You’ll learn to read and understand written English texts, ranging from simple to more advanced texts..
  • Writing: You’ll develop your ability to write in English, from forming letters, constructing sentences to composing paragraphs and essays.
  • Grammar: You’ll be able to understand the rules of English grammar from beginner to advanced levels.
  • Vocabulary: You’ll develop your vocabulary skills to use in everyday conversations and professional settings.
  • Pronunciation: You’ll learn how to pronounce English words correctly to give you confidence when speaking.
  • Life Skills: You’ll gain confidence using English in everyday situations, such as giving personal information, making requests and sharing your ideas and opinions.

Whether you’re looking to improve your English for personal growth, further education or employment, ESOL courses are designed to meet these needs.

What will the course lead on to?

Many ESOL students progress to the next level of ESOL study, helping them to learn and use English more effectively in their jobs/personal lives. You may also progress onto functional skills and/or GCSE English, which is the national standard for English qualifications in the UK.

If you’re applying for UK Citizenship, your English will be assessed. If it’s below Entry 3, you’ll need to pass ESOL at this level.

You can also join other college courses once you have achieved the required level of English language to meet the entry requirements.

Are there any links with industry and university?

ESOL courses can help you in your career, whether you are currently employed or looking for a job. Taking an ESOL course will enhance your English skills to help you work more effectively. Alternatively, your employer may suggest this course to help you improve your communication, writing and/or reading in English.

What support is available?

We have a team of staff dedicated to providing learning support if it is required and a welfare team that are on hand to offer guidance, support and help when needed. Additionally, eligible students can access a wide range of finance and funding support to help them during their time at college.

For further information on student support please visit:

https://www.wvr.ac.uk/college-life/student-support/

Why should I choose to study the course at Warrington & Vale Royal College?

The college has a great reputation for ESOL teaching, with experienced teaching staff, a great easy to access campus, and the opportunity to progress through the relevant levels of ESOL. We have a strong community where students are put first, and we strive to improve our student’s lives every day.

Whether you’re looking to improve your English for personal growth, employment, or further education, ESOL courses are designed to meet these needs.

What are the entry requirements?

There are no entry requirements for the course, but you will sit an initial assessment to help your tutor decide the right level of study for you. ESOL is open to anyone who wants to learn English that speaks another language as their main language.

What are my funding options?

ESOL courses are free to students in receipt of a relevant benefit, on a low income, or unemployed and in receipt of JSA.

Our Learner Services Team can discuss this with you when you come in to enrol.

Are there any additional costs associated with the course?

You will be required to purchase a book, your tutor will advise you of this in your first lesson. You will need to provide your own stationary.

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Starts Sep 2024

Duration
33 Weeks
Class Times
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Location
Warrington Campus
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Call to Enrol 01925 494 400

Starts Sep 2024

Duration
33 Weeks
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Location
Warrington Campus
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Adult Fee
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16-18 Fee
Contact College

Call to Enrol 01925 494 400

Starts Sep 2024

Duration
33 Weeks
Class Times
TBC
Location
Warrington Campus
Day(s)
TBC
Adult Fee
TBC
16-18 Fee
Contact College

Call to Enrol 01925 494 400

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