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ESOL 16-19 at New College Nottingham

Course description

Learning English or improving what you already know is really useful if you want to do further study, or get on in work. If English is not your first language, an ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) course is a great way to build your confidence in writing and speaking English. You can also learn new skills that are useful in the workplace such as ICT and maths. Your class will include people with a similar level of English to you and teaching will be friendly, informal and fun.

Course content

On this course you'll study listening and speaking, reading, writing, ICT, maths, a vocational (job-related) option and have a regular tutorial session.   

Entry requirements

You do not need any formal qualifications for this course. You will need to meet a tutor and complete a short assessment to make sure you're on the right course for you.


You will be assessed through a series of tests.

Future opportunities

During the course you will receive a lot of guidance to help you progress on to the right course at the end of the programme. You could progress to a higher level course (Entry Level 3) or our Level 1 16-19 ESOL course. 

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How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact New College Nottingham directly.

Last updated date: 25 April 2016

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      The building itself is some seven floors and in our fashion and textiles rooms right at the top of the building, you can enjoy some amazing views of the city.
      Across the road we have our Visual Arts Academy housed within another impressive building located at 25 Stoney Street. Here we have vast rooms and studios with amazing light so that all our art, design and photography students can do their thing.
      It's no coincidence that ncn's Visual Arts and Fashion and Media and Digital Academies are in the heart of the Lace Market. The area has been named Nottingham's Creative Quarter where hundreds of small creative businesses operate from. This connnectivity and vibrant environment gives our creative students a head start!