Course Overview

THIS COURSE IS FOR THOSE AGED 19+. If you are aged 16-18, please see our full-time ESOL courses.

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.

Course Structure

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.

WHAT YOU WILL STUDY

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.

WHO THE COURSES ARE FOR

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.

QUALIFICATION TITLE

City and Guilds ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) Skills for Life. We also offer other qualifications.

Entry Requirements

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.

How Will I Learn?

You will study in regular classes with other students at the same level. We have a maximum of 16 students per class. You will work as a class, in groups, in pairs and on your own.

Benefits

We also have excellent full-time ESOL programmes for young people aged 16-18.

For more information please contact our Course Enquiries Team on 01274 433333.

How You Will Be Assessed

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).

Information, Advice and Support

Careers Guidance

Help with choosing the right course and with thinking about where this might take you in the future.
Email: [email protected]

Student Finance

Money matters - you may be entitled to financial support whilst you study.
Tel: 01274 088214.
Email: [email protected]

Learning Support

Support for applicants with a learning difficulty, disability, illness or other learning need.
Tel: 01274 088344
Email: [email protected]

For all other queries call 01274 088088

Tuition Fees

If you are aged 19+ and studying a Further Education Course at Bradford College, you may have to pay course fees. Course fees are dependent on the number of hours and which course is being taken. Actual costs can be obtained from our team.
Tel: 01274 088214
Email: [email protected].
https://www.bradfordcollege.ac.uk/study/adult-students/fees