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Bradford College

English for Speakers of Other Languages (19+)

Subject Area
English and Maths
Qualification Gained
City and Guilds ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) Skills for Life
Study Level
Adult
Duration
17 weeks Part-time
Start Date
Various
Study Mode
Part-time

  Overview

These courses are for adults (aged 19 or over) whose first language is not English, and who are living or trying to settle in the UK.

English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) at Bradford College offers a dynamic and professional approach to language learning: speaking and listening, reading and writing.

Come and improve your English in a supportive and engaging environment, using the latest technology. Our highly qualified teachers will enable you to achieve a qualification in ESOL Skills for Life at an appropriate level and you will have the opportunity to progress to either our vocational or academic courses in the future.

Your ESOL course will be five to six hours a week, depending on which skills you are developing.

You will develop the confidence to communicate effectively in your local community and will engage with other learners from different backgrounds and cultures.

We offer ESOL courses from Entry Level 1, 2 and 3 to Level 1, at which stage you will be able to access ESOL with your choice of vocational area.

All courses will involve enrichment activities (short residential visits and/or trips to museums etc) as well as career advice and guidance. You will also be able to access a wide range of ESOL resources on our Virtual Learning Environment.

  Key Info

All our classes include skills (Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking) and Language (Grammar and Vocabulary). Classes are delivered at four different levels from Entry Level 1 (Beginner) to Level 1 (Intermediate). The skills and language used in each class will depend on the level of the class. You will learn about life in the UK (Citizenship). Topics include: History, Geography, Law, Government, Celebrations, Health, Housing, Work and many others.

You will study in regular classes with other students at the same level. You will work as a class, in groups, in pairs and on your own.

ENTRY LEVEL 1

This is for learners who have some language skills and want to gain a certificate in Speaking and Listening. It may be possible to complete the full qualification (Reading and Writing) if you make enough progress during the year. Your tutor will help you develop the skills required to work towards examinations. You will gain a City and Guilds Certificate in Speaking and Listening at Entry Level 1 (or full qualification at Entry Level 1).

ENTRY LEVEL 2

This is for learners who may have been studying before and want to progress with their English skills. You will gain a City and Guilds Certificate in ESOL at Entry Level 2 (Speaking and Listening). It may be possible to complete the full qualification (Reading and Writing) if you make enough progress during the year. Your tutor will assess you and there will be mock examinations to ensure you are ready to take this examination.

ENTRY LEVEL 3

This is for learners who may have been studying before, and want to progress with their English skills. You will gain a City and Guilds Certificate in ESOL at Level 3 (Speaking and Listening). It may be possible to complete the full qualification (Reading and Writing) if you make enough progress during the year. Your tutor will assess you and there will be mock examinations to ensure you are ready to take this examination.

LEVEL 1

This is for learners wanting to progress to vocational programmes. You will gain a Certificate in ESOL at Level 1 (Speaking and Listening). It may be possible to complete the full qualification (Reading and Writing) if you make enough progress during the year. Your tutor will assess you and there will be mock examinations to ensure you are ready to take this examination.

ESOL COURSES FOR SPECIFIC PURPOSES

Bradford College offers short ESOL programmes tailored specifically to your needs and your area of work. Please ask for details.

There are no specific entry requirements; however you must have an awareness of the alphabet and forming letters. You must visit the College to take a short English test and have an interview with an English teacher.

Please note that taking a test and having an interview does not guarantee an immediate place in an ESOL class. You may have to wait until a place becomes available or a new course starts.

At the start of your course, your tutor will give you a course handbook that you will need to keep with you for the duration of your course.

Homework is set at the end of every class. There are regular Module tests throughout the course. You will be working towards examinations at the end of the course. There are three examinations per level (Speaking & Listening, Reading and Writing).

English is an essential skill needed to study and work, completion of this course will give you the confidence to use English in everyday life.

  Fees

If you're 19 or older you may need to pay a fee.

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