Our ESOL courses from Pre-Entry to Level 2 are designed to prepare you for the English you need for living and working in the UK and taking part in your local community.
If you are settling or living in England, your first language is not English and you want to improve your listening, speaking, reading and writing then these courses are for you. All our courses cover grammar, pronunciation, vocabulary, reading, writing, speaking and listening skills development. Our Speaking & Listening, Reading and Writing courses lead to a nationally recognised qualification. We offer Skills building courses, which prepare you for joining a course leading to a qualification if you are in-between levels, or help you to improve certain skills. In addition, you can join Maths and ICT courses specifically aimed for ESOL learners. Courses are available daytime and evening at our Bexleyheath Centre.
To enrol on an ESOL course, you will need to book an Initial Assessment first. You can do so by phoning 020 3045 5176. You need to do the Initial assessment, so that we can find the right class for you. Initial Assessments take place at different dates throughout the year.
All ESOL course fees depend on the eligibility criteria.
Getting on the right ESOL level:
ESOL Pre-Entry: You may speak a little English but you are not able to read or write very well.
ESOL Entry 1: You are able to understand some English and can give a limited basic information verbally and in writing.
ESOL Entry 2: You are able to speak and write basic everyday English.
ESOL Entry 3: You have a wider range of vocabulary, feeling comfortable in many situations and use English structures with some accuracy and fluency.
ESOL Level 1: You are able to communicate effectively and fluently in most everyday situations, you are able to take part in discussions and write with greater accuracy.
ESOL Level 2: Your spoken and written language are similar to that of a native speaker but you may still struggle with sounding like a native speaker and applying effectively some grammar aspects, colloquial phrases and specialist vocabulary needed at work.