ESOL Skills for Life

ESOL Skills for Life

This course is aimed at anyone whose first language is not English and who wants to improve their ability to communicate. You will be taught by an experienced ESOL teacher in a group with an average size of 14. Other learners will come from a range of nationalities. Learners sometimes work in groups or pairs and homework is regularly given. You will get feedback during lessons and there is an exam at the end of the course. Learners must be here for the whole course (either 20 weeks or 16 weeks).

  • Course Type Adult - Professional
  • Subject Area ESOL
  • Qualification Various
  • Study Mode: Part Time Only
  • Course Level Various
  • Location Hele Road Centre
  • Course Length 16-20 weeks
  • Start Date Various (please see below)
  • End Date Various (please see below)
  • Day Various (please see below)
  • Times Various (please see below)
  • Fee Various (please see below)
  • Reduced Fee None
Overview

This course is aimed at anyone whose first language is not English and who wants to improve their ability to communicate. You will be taught by an experienced ESOL teacher in a group with an average size of 14. Other learners will come from a range of nationalities. Learners sometimes work in groups or pairs and homework is regularly given. You will get feedback during lessons and there is an exam at the end of the course. Learners must be here for the whole course (either 20 weeks or 16 weeks).

Please note that there are 6 levels in 3 different time slots. Each class is twice a week and the days vary depending on level and time slot chosen. There are two semesters a year.

Courses held twice a week, 2 semesters a year. Semester 1 is 20 weeks. Semester 2 is 16 weeks.

The fee includes course materials. *Fees for semester 1: EU/other eligible learners £287 overseas £660.

*Fees Semester 2: EU/other eligible learners £234 overseas £539.

 

DAY START END TIMES LOCATION
Various 09-Sep-19 14-Feb-20 09:30 – 12:30

13:30 – 16:30

18:00 – 20:45

Hele Road Centre/Victoria House
Various 24-Feb-20 03-Jul-20 09:30 – 12:30

13:30 – 16:30

18:00 – 20:45

Hele Road Centre/Victoria House

What topics will I study?

Course covers all skills (speaking, listening, reading and writing) with a focus on communication skills. Learners take a Speaking and Listening exam in Semester 1 and a Reading and Writing exam in Semester 2 if they continue. New learners in Semester 2 take a Reading and Writing exam.

Next steps:

Learners can progress to the next ESOL level or to other adult courses at Exeter College after Level 2.

Entry Requirements

An initial assessment is required. Please contact the ESOL Start Up Tutors to apply.
Must be able to complete the whole course of20 weeks (Semester 1) or 16 weeks (Semester 2) and take an exam at the end of the course. To apply for these courses you will need to be aged 19 or above on 31st August 2019.

This is a part time course with a lot of self-study at home, so it can be taken by anyone living in Devon, not just in the Exeter area.

Facilities

Classrooms are spacious and well-equipped with a computer and data projector. Some classrooms have computers for students to use in lessons. Learners can borrow readers from the Hele Road Learning Centre.

Additional Costs

You may need to buy a course book.

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