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ESOL – English for Speakers of Other Languages

Course Overview

We do not have any classes at the moment because of Covid 19.  We hope to start classes as soon as possible.  Please email us with your name and phone number.  We will contact you when we have information about courses.

 

Part-time English courses run for 4 hours a week, this is two classes of 2 hours each. You will develop your skills in reading, writing, speaking and listening. There will be emphasis on communicative skills, but you will also work on grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation. There are beginner to advanced classes. These are based on ESOL levels (E1 to L2) or the Common European Framework (CEF) B2 to C2 for the Cambridge main suite exams. You will have an assessment so that you are placed in the best class for your level of English.

 

In the ESOL classes you will have the opportunity to take an ESOL qualification at an appropriate level.

What topics are covered?

You will develop your skills in reading, writing, speaking and listening. There will be emphasis on communicative skills, but you will also work on grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation.

Who is the course aimed at?

This course is aimed at speakers of another language who are looking to improve their English language skills.

What are the entry requirements?

Before you join a class you will need to come to the City Centre Campus for an assessment. Your level of English will tell us which class is best for you.  Please email us with your name and phone number and will invite you to the assessment when we can. At the moment there are no assessments because the college is closed.

What qualifications will I gain?

You will gain an ESOL qualification in Reading, Speaking and Listening or Writing at various levels.

Who is the awarding body?

Edexcel

How will I learn?

You will learn in small groups in a classroom with a variety of activities.

How will I be assessed?

You will have the opportunity to take an ESOL qualification at an appropriate level.

What can I do after this course?

On completion of each course you can enrol on a further ESOL course at the next level or work towards a Cambridge or IELTS qualification.

How much does this course cost?

The amount you need to pay depends on your circumstances. Please see the link below for more information.

ESOL Fee Guide for 2019/20

What funding is available?

For ESOL courses funding is available for some people. If you have to pay ESOL courses are £250 maximum per course for the 2020-21academic year.

There is no funding for the Cambridge exam classes and IELTS exam classes. The course fee does not include the examination fee.

Which department is this course in?

English Language School

What do I need to bring?

Please bring with you a pen and paper.

What else do I need to know?

To avoid disappointment, please make sure you apply for your chosen course early. Decisions regarding running or cancelling a course are made one week prior to the start of the course. If a course is cancelled, you will be informed and your course fees refunded in full. Please see Terms and Conditions of Enrolment.

The course will not run on bank holidays or during half term. Please check here for term dates.

Where can I find out more information?

If you need help or answers to specific questions, please contact the Student Advice Centre on 01225 312191 ext. 720 or email info@bathcollege.ac.uk.

If you are not sure which course would be right for you, we offer FREE Careers Advice to any person aged 19 or over. Our advisers can help you search for a suitable course or other learning and training opportunities.

 

If you have any questions or want us to contact you when we have new dates and times, please email at ESOL@bathcollege.ac.uk. Give your name, phone number and what  course you are interested in.

How do I apply?

All students take a free assessment test first to make sure they study in the best class for their level.

 

For more information please contact us esol@bathcollege.ac.uk

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