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Serving up English: Developing Language Skills for ESOL Learners

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Student Type


Study Mode

Part Time

Course Type

Community Learning

What is the course about?

‘Serving up English’ is 10 weeks course for adult students of English as a Second or Other Language (ESOL) as an addition to an existing ESOL course or those that want to practice their English further.

Students will develop conversational English skills in a relaxed café setting at the Novel Bite based in Winsford Library.

You will volunteer to work in a café, meet new people and improve your English.

Why should I choose the course?

You should choose ‘Serving up English’ if you want to enhance and gain confidence in your English skills and practice speaking, listening, reading and writing in a real-life setting. You can share your food knowledge from your home country, gain valuable employability skills and meet new people in the local community.

What will I learn?

You will develop skills in English and expand your vocabulary and improve pronunciation. Enhance listening and comprehension abilities. Get more confident in speaking English in real life settings, share your culture and influences with local people and learn about British culture and food.

What will the course lead on to?

The course may lead on to other college courses and/or employment opportunities. Working at the Novel Bite Café will give you work experiences and reliable references.

What support is available?

You will be allocated a Progress Coach in addition we can offer the following if applicable;

  • 1:1 in class support
  • Lunchtime and breaktime supervision
  • Meet & greet on entering and leaving the college
  • Mobility support
  • Exam access arrangements
  • Orientation Modification of learning materials
  • Specialist resources

We also have 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 you during their time at college.

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

Warrington & Vale Royal is a college dedicated to good quality courses for local people. The course is run by Foundation Learning in collaboration with the college’s ESOL team, experienced and knowledgeable college teachers have come together to create what is a new and exciting course that will open doors and widen your horizons.

What are the entry requirements?

There are no formal entry requirements.

What are my funding options?

For information on funding contact Learner Services on 01925 494400 or email

Are there any additional costs associated with the course?

We ask that you wear plain black t-shirt and black or blue jeans with comfortable shoes/trainers. Aprons and caps are provided and you will be expected to launder and bring them with you on your café day.

Lunch can be purchased at a discounted rate or bring along a packed lunch.

Careers Information

Course options

Starts Jan 2025

10 Weeks
Class Times
09:00 - 16:30
Winsford Library
Adult Fee
16-18 Fee
Not Applicable

Starts Mar 2025

10 Weeks
Class Times
09:00 - 16:30
Winsford Library
Adult Fee
16-18 Fee
Not Applicable

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