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English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) at Tresham College of Further and Higher Education

Course description

You will follow an individualised programme of study developing your listening, speaking, reading, writing, employability and numeracy skills for use in a variety of everyday living, study and work situations. The course consists of classroom work, use of computers, tutorials and visits to places of interest. Students will also be expected to complete homework tasks. Your level of study will depend upon your existing language skills. During the course you will take assessments for units, this may include speaking and listening, reading and writing. Full time learners who are 16-18 years will partake in a full study programme which includes maths qualifications. A range of excursions to enhance your language skills are organised throughout the course.

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements. Entry is subject to an assessment to ensure that you are placed in a class appropriate to your level of ability.


During the programme you will be assessed through examinations and assignments.

Financial information

Included in the fees are costs for a text book to accompany the delivery of the programme.

Future opportunities

After successful completion of this course you will be qualified for entry onto a wide range of other courses within the college.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Tresham College of Further and Higher Education directly.

Last updated date: 09 June 2016
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