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This course will help you to improve your language skills including listening, speaking, reading and writing.
The course aims to help you gain a good knowledge of grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation and functional language for everyday life and provides opportunities for you to practise these skills.
You will get a certificate from an external organisation called Ascentis.
An initial interview and assessment will ensure you are put in a class at the right level. These levels are Pre Entry, Entry Level 1, Entry Level 2, Entry Level 3, Level 1 and Level 2. Your tutor will work with you to identify your particular learning and support needs. Your immigration status for study will be discussed during your assessment.
You will be assessed throughout the year, for example with progress tests from the course book, and you will practise exam papers.
You will sit an Ascentis Skills for Life (ESOL) exam at the end of the academic year.
The course starts in September and ends in June. However, you may be able to join a class later in the year if there are places.
You will have access to the College computer network and your own e-mail account. The staff are highly experienced and caring and the College offers an excellent tutorial system so there are always people willing and ready to give practical help and advice. Written reports are available for those who require them for their employers or sponsors. The ESOL department organises a varied social programme which you can take part in. It includes visits to the theatre, museums and visits to interesting places locally.
You could progress into employment or further study (ESOL courses, FE courses, and university courses, either here or in your home country.
Returning students would need to be able to demonstrate improvement in their skills in order to progress to the next level.
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The fee quoted is for the academic year 2020-21.
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