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ESOL

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

  • There are guest speakers and trips out.
  • You will take exams in ESOL and maths, and eventually progress to a vocational course.
  • You will have fun and develop skills to help you in the future. There is a full enrichment programme such as sports ( in our GOALS sports centre), theatre, dance, environmental studies, cookery as well.
  • You will get help and support from your personal Progress Tutor as well.
  • The courses are for all those whose first language is not English, including UASC and we welcome everyone.
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Book a Taster Event and come visit us!

Come and visit us on one of our college Taster 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 checked.


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Moving on from ESOL

This course is designed for young people with English as a second language moving on from high school into College.

It will support you to prepare for progression onto a vocational course.

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