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English For Speakers Of Other Languages (ESOL) at St Brendan's Sixth Form College

Course description

The four skills: Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening together with Grammar and Vocabulary are taught while covering topics related to everyday life, such as education, the environment and the neighbourhood. Improving your English will help you achieve in all your subjects.

Role-plays, conversations and discussions will improve your spoken English, your vocabulary and pronunciation.    A variety of activities practising each of the four skills, working as a class in pairs, groups and individually,  using video, audio , and Information Technology as well as writing by hand, will develop your English to a level which will enable you to fulfil your potential.

Entry requirements

The main qualification required is that your first language is not English and that you have been accepted for a course, probably, Level 2, at this college. If you haven’t got a grade C or above in GCSE English and you speak another language this could be the course for you.


Assessment is carried out on all three skill areas at each level:Writing, Reading, Speaking and Listening. Assessments are carried out by the teacher and externally verified. There are no grades but instead pass or not at each level. The activities which are tested are useful for all your studies; the Speaking and Listening Exam tests note-taking, discussion and giving a presentation.

Further information

The level at which you start will depend on your level of English at the beginning of the course but it is possible to pass all three levels in one year.

You will gain the EDEXCEL Certificate in ESOL. We run courses for a range of levels: Entry 3, Level 1 and Level 2 (Equivalent in points to GCSE grade B.

Students should also aim to take GCSE English during their time at St Brendan’s.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Brendan's Sixth Form College directly.

Last updated date: 24 October 2016

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