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ESOL

English Course for Speakers of Other Languages

ESOL Classes Starting January 2024

Is this course for you?

If you speak English as an additional language (ESOL) and want to improve your English skills, then this is the course for you.

You can improve your knowledge and skills in:

  • Speaking and Listening
  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Grammar
  • Vocabulary

Our Courses

Level  2

Speaking and Listening

This course is for those who can speak everyday English competently but who want to improve their skills further. You will work on broadening your vocabulary, improving your grammar and expanding your knowledge of both colloquial and formal English.  We will listen to video and audio clips and have discussions on a wide variety of topics for example social media, the environment and living in the UK.  You will also have the opportunity to give a presentation to a small group on a subject of your choice. 

This course is useful for those who want to feel confident in speaking in more formal situations, for example in job interviews, parent and teacher meetings or in a variety of work based scenarios.  If you take this class alongside Level 2 Writing it will help you to prepare for a GCSE English course.

Reading

This course is for learners who can already read and understand everyday pieces of text but who wish to improve their skills further.  You will read and discuss a wide variety of both formal and informal texts including fiction, advertisements, reports, letters, articles and instructions.   You will also work on expanding your vocabulary and knowledge of colloquial English.  This course will be useful for parents who wish to help their children with homework, or for learners who want to progress in their career or take a full time college course.  If this class is taken alongside Level 2 Writing, it can help you to prepare for a GCSE English course.

Writing

This course is for learners who can write confidently for everyday purposes but who wish to improve their skills.  You will practice writing in a variety of styles for example, reports, formal letters, CVs, articles and narratives. You will also work on improving your grammar and vocabulary.  This course is ideal for those who are looking to improve their job prospects, help their children with homework assignments or apply for a full time college course.  It is also a very useful class to take in preparation for a GCSE English course.


Level 1

Speaking and Listening

This course is for those who can speak everyday English but who want to improve their skills further. You will work on your vocabulary and grammar, and practise speaking English in both formal and informal situations.  We will listen to video and audio clips and have discussions on a wide variety of topics for example social media, hobbies and interests and living in the UK. 

This course is useful for those who want to feel confident in speaking in more formal situations, for example in job interviews, parent and teacher meetings or speaking to customers.  Most college courses require you to be at least Level 1 standard in English so it is a useful class to take alongside Level 1 Writing, if you want to apply for a full time college course next year.

Reading

This course is for learners who can already read and understand most everyday pieces of text but who wish to improve their skills further.  You will read and discuss a wide variety of texts including fiction, advertisements, reports, letters, articles and instructions.   You will also work on expanding your vocabulary.

 This course will be useful for parents who wish to help their children with homework, or for learners who want to progress in their career or take a full time college course.  Most college courses require you to be at least Level 1 standard in English so it is a useful class to take alongside Level 1 Writing, if you want to apply for a full time vocational course next year.

Writing

This course is for learners who can write for everyday purposes but wish to improve their skills.  You will practice writing in a variety of styles for example, formal letters, blogs, articles, and narratives. You will also work on improving your grammar and vocabulary. 

This course will be useful for parents who wish to help their children with homework, or for learners who want to progress in their career or take a full time college course.  Most college courses require you to be at least Level 1 standard in English so it is a useful class to take if you want to apply for a full time, vocational course next year.


Entry 1 / 2 / 3

Speaking and Listening

This course will help you to feel more confident in speaking everyday English. You will speak English in small groups, learn more vocabulary and practise some useful grammar. We will also practise everyday conversations for example, chatting to a neighbour, making an appointment, buying a train ticket or asking for directions.  The course will also improve your listening skills through watching videos and listening for information. This course is ideal for learners who want to improve their English and feel more confident in everyday life.

We will have three speaking and listening classes: Entry 1, Entry 2 and Entry 3.  We will give you a short assessment to decide which class would be best for you.

Reading and Writing

This course is for learners who want to feel more confident in reading and writing English.  You will practice reading different texts, for example menus, advertisements, signs and short letters and articles.  You will also practise writing notes and filling in forms.  You will improve your grammar and learn new vocabulary.

We will have three reading and writing classes: Entry 1, Entry 2 and Entry 3.  We will give you a short assessment to decide which class would be best for you.


Pre Entry English

This course is for complete beginners who are not familiar with English script, for example Arabic, Thai, Vietnamese or Russian speakers. 

We will practise handwriting, reading and pronunciation. 

Speaking and Listening:  We will practise greetings, asking for and providing basic information.

Reading and Writing: We will practise handwriting, writing and saying the alphabet, reading and writing simple words, sentences, name and address.

How to join

Simply complete the form below and a member of our ESOL Team will be in contact with you.

ESOL Enquiry

Courses

Aberdare

Wellington Street
Aberdare
Rhondda Cynon Taff
CF44 8EN

Nantgarw

Heol y Coleg
Parc Nantgarw
Cardiff
CF15 7QY

Rhondda

Llwynypia
Tonypandy
Rhondda Cynon Taff
CF40 2TQ

Ystrad Mynach

Twyn Road
Ystrad Mynach
Hengoed
CF82 7XR

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