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Course Code: SPHEFL11_R/1WE

Course Level: Entry Level

Study Mode: Part-Time

Course Type: Adults

Course overview

Begin your ESOL journey by learning essential reading, writing and speaking and listening skills. Studying an ESOL course is the perfect option for adult learners where English is not their first language who wish to become more confident for everyday life and the workplace.

Teaching will be taught in a holistic way, combining all skills to ensure you are prepared for modern day life. 

Modules will include the following; however, more advanced grammatical concepts are embedded throughout the course:

  • Reading
  • Speaking and Listening
  • Writing

You will be encouraged to improve your speaking/listening skills using discussion and role-play. Different reading and writing strategies are used along with exam techniques, with lessons supporting everyday life activities. For example, writing will focus on: short paragraphs describing something.

Grammar is embedded into classes along with themes that comply with a citizenship element, such as: shopping/clothes and directions. Students are encouraged to work in groups, pairs or independently to gain confidence.

Your teacher will support you throughout the ESOL course, but it is important you have a real drive and commitment to achieving an ESOL qualification. Whilst studying with us you will need to complete an additional hour of weekly self-study learning through homework.

For the first seven weeks you are enrolled on an introduction to ESOL course, where you will be taught the essential skills to help you progress on to the main qualification. At the end of the seven weeks, you will complete a progress assessment, followed by a discussion teacher to look at your areas of strength and development.

You will be beginning your journey with reading, writing and speaking and listening skills. Where it is possible, but not essential, you should hold an Entry 1 ESOL qualification.

To help ensure the ESOL course meets your starting point, you will be invited to attend college prior to the course start date to complete a written diagnostic, have an interview to assess your speaking and listening skills, meet your teacher and learn more about the course.

Based on these assessments, we will be able to place you on the correct level based on your prior knowledge and skills. If you have achieved a specific level at another college, then we will need to see the certificates as proof and you will still undertake the above assessments.

You will be formally assessed through three externally set formal examinations. The exams will take place at an appropriate time in the course when your teacher feels you have made enough progress. In addition to the external examinations, you will have assessments on a regular basis to monitor your progress and provide you with regular feedback.

To find out more contact Michelle Davies by emailing or calling 01782 254124.

Once you have successfully achieved the ESOL qualification you may have the option to progress on to the next level.

A range of financial support may be available for adult students to help towards the cost of your fees, equipment, childcare and/or other expenses while studying, depending on your personal circumstances and the course you are studying. For full details please visit

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Course Duration

28 weeks

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Class Times

09:30 - 12:00

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What else do I need to know?

Please note that courses run subject to minimum viable class sizes.