English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)


Start:
Start dates throughout the year
Location:
Balliol Road Campus
Level:
Entry Level

Course Details

ESOL courses are for people who do not have English as their first language and who want to improve their language skills to get more out of their life in the U.K.

The course will help you improve all your skills (speaking, listening, reading and writing) and make it easier to seek employment, get a qualification, help your children with homework or apply for citizenship. In your ESOL classes you will practise reading, writing, speaking and listening skills around a range of everyday topics.

As you progress through the levels you will learn different skills. See below for more details:

Entry 2:

  • Exploring your community and culture
  • Getting around / travel
  • Education
  • Preparing for

Entry 3:

  • Making appointments e.g. doctor’s, dentist’s
  • Discussing current affairs
  • An introduction to writing formal and informal articles, letters and e-mails; filling in forms
  • Reading a wide variety of short texts

Level 1:

  • Reading a wide variety of texts
  • Writing informal and formal letters and e-mails
  • Improving your employability e.g. writing application forms, CVs
  • Speaking and listening in informal and formal situations e.g. interviews and discussions

Level 2:

  • Sharing and justifying opinions in discussion
  • Reading a wide variety of advanced texts
  • Writing a variety of articles, letters and reports
English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)
1 year
At the end of the course, you will take the EDEXCEL ESOL Skills for Life exams. Applicants will be assessed to determine their level. You will then progress to higher level courses.

Please call our Careers Advice team on 0151 353 4444 for more information.

Entry Requirements

How much will this course cost me?

Aged 16-18

Free.

Aged 19+

There may be fees associated with this course.

You may be eligible to have some or all of these fees waived by the College, depending on your individual circumstances.

Please call 0151 353 4444 or email enquiries@hughbaird.ac.uk with any queries.

Financial Support (all ages)

You may be eligible to receive financial support for course fees, travel and childcare. Please visit our Student Finance page for more information.

Please call 0151 353 4444 or email enquiries@hughbaird.ac.uk with any queries.

Frequently Asked Questions

Below are some frequently asked questions that we are often asked:

If you are aged 16-18 then the majority of our courses are free for you to study. If you are aged 19+ then there may be fees associated with the course. You may be eligible to have some, or all of these fees waived by the College, depending on your individual circumstances. Visit our Student Finance pages for more information.

You do not have to let a lack of money stop you from coming to Hugh Baird College. We have bursaries and grants in place to help support those students that may find it more difficult to cover the costs of participating in further education, these include help with things such as tuition fees, childcare and travel. Visit our Student Finance pages for more information.

No. We can enrol students from any area. Public transport links are good too, so the College is easy to get to from all across Merseyside.

Please contact our independent Careers Advisors. Call 0151 353 4444 or email careers@hughbaird.ac.uk.