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English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)


Who is this course for?

The Skills for Life tests are designed for adult (16+) speakers whose home language is not English, who are living or trying to settle in England. These ESOL learners may include refugees or asylum seekers, migrant workers, people from settled communities, and partners or spouses of people who are settled in this country for a number of years.
It is expected that the learners' educational and employment backgrounds will be diverse, as well as their aspirations, literacy levels and language learning skills. This diversity will be reflected in the range of material selected for use in these tests and in the task types which candidates will need to complete.

How will I benefit from the course?
You will improve your spoken and written English. Candidates will encounter topics in the course which are both familiar and relevant to them as learners of English. Topics may include:

personal details/experiences, talk to your child's teacher
work (communicate at your job)
education / training
family and friends
health (talk and understand your GP)
transport (travel in and around London)
buying goods (do your shopping)
UK society (ask for or give information)

What will I achieve after I finish the course?
When you successfully complete the course you will be awarded a recognised University of Cambridge ESOL Skills For Life Certificate. You will be prepared to progress to a higher-level ESOL course, apply for other courses at this Centre or other colleges, and increase your chance of finding employment.

How long is the course?
The course runs for 15 weeks per Entry level.

What will I need to get enrolled?
First you will have to show proof of your residential status and then fill an application form. You will have an initial assessment test/ oral interview to establish your level of English so that you will be placed in the suitable class.

What key skills and qualifications will I need to start?
You will need to be able to answer simple questions about yourself and understand basic information / instruction given to you.

How much will it cost me?
Nothing! It is FREE!

How do I apply?
To apply please call us on 0208-533-6555


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