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ESOL - The ESOL Bridging Programme (English for Speakers of Other Languages) (for students aged 14-16) at Wakefield College

Course description

Designed for students whose first language is not English, this course will give students an opportunity to improve all aspects of their English including speaking, listening, reading and writing. Students will also have the opportunity to take mathematics, personal and social development and employability skills alongside their English classes.


Course content

The course covers all aspects of the English Language and you’ll study a range of interesting and engaging topics such as holidays and travel, education, hobbies and free time. You’ll also develop your skills in grammar, vocabulary building, conversation, pronunciation, reading, and writing through detailed practice.

Entry requirements

No formal entry qualifications but you should show you’re prepared to give your full commitment to the course
You’ll have an initial ESOL assessment before you join the course to make sure you’re put in the appropriate group at a level suitable for you. 
A basic level of English is required in all skills and this will be assessed during your interview.



You’ll be assessed through classroom assessments, practice exams, regular homework, tutorials, and external tests.


Financial information

Please see 14-16 pricing structure in this publication or contact the 14-16 Unit at Wakefield College for more details: 
Tel - 01924 789742 or by email -

Future opportunities

After finishing this course, students either move on to employment opportunities with greater confidence in their language skills or progress to other courses that we offer.

Further information

If you require further information please contact: The Course Information Team on 01924 789111


How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 15 May 2019
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