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Our ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) courses are based at our Ipswich Campus.

We offer full-time ESOL for 16-18 years and part-time ESOL for Adults.

You will learn to read, write, and speak English, find out about life in the UK, improve digital skills, and share experiences with people from other cultures.


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English for
Speakers of Other Languages

  • Guest speakers and trips out.
  • You will take exams in ESOL and maths, and eventually progress to a vocational course.
  • Our courses promise to be fun and engaging while working to develop your skills to help you in the future. We have a vibrant and engaging enrichment program that includes activities like sports (in our GOALS sports centre), theatre, dance, environmental studies, cooking, and more.
  • You will get help and support from your personal Progress Tutor.
  • The courses are for all whose first language is not English, including UASC. Everyone is welcome!
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Book an Open Event and come visit us!

Come and visit us on one of our college Open Events, where you can find out more about our courses, check out our facilities and speak to current learners and staff.

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ESOL Full-Time (16-18)

The full-time course involves listening, speaking, reading and writing in English as well as developing maths skills. You will also find out about life in the UK and share experiences with people from other cultures. Lessons take place across three days.

To find out more and apply please contact the ESOL team.

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ESOL Part-Time (Adults)

This course will involve developing your listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. Although there is no qualification attached you may choose to take exams at the end of the course if you so wish. You will also find out about life in the UK and share experiences with people from other cultures.

Depending on your level most learners attend between 3-4 hours per week. The tutor will advise you what classes are available to you once your skill level has been established.

Help & Support

Moving from school to college can be something of a culture shock. But at Suffolk New College we’ve created a supportive, social environment where you can easily get access to the help and advice you need, make new friends and get the most out of your time with us.

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