The classes will be in various venues around the city
We run classes during the school term times. This academic year our term dates will be:
Classes are in the morning, afternoon and evening.
We MAY be able to provide a crèche for some of our daytime classes.
It doesn’t matter. We have classes at all levels from Beginner/Pre-Entry level to Advanced/Level 1.
A pre-entry course for first time ESOL learners.
If you or someone you know is a complete beginner and new to learning English in the classroom, we have special 12-week beginner courses, especially for Pre-Entry learners. Classes will include opportunities to practice language in real-life situations with a tutor there to help. There is no exam and you will be learning with people at the same level as yourself. When you finish the 12-week course you will be able to continue with your learning if you wish in one of our other ESOL classes.
There are no formal entry requirements but we will need to check that you are eligible for our ESOL courses. To do this we need to see some ID.
We will also need proof of household income (payslips and/or income-based benefit documents - not child tax credit or child benefit).
You will work towards an ESOL Skills for Life qualification from City & Guilds or Ascentis qualification at Entry Level or at Level 1 or 2.
There are 5 levels of ESOL for Life exams. The easiest is Entry Level 1, which is aimed at people at beginner level. The hardest is Level 2.
Phone the Adult Education district office on 024 7697 5200 to speak with somebody to say you want to join an ESOL class
Email [email protected] with your name and telephone number and tell us that you want to join an ESOL class
The course is free if you are currently seeking work, on low income or have a gross household income of less than £22,600. A 34-week course costs £297.50.