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ESOL - The ESOL Bridging Programme (English for Speakers of Other Languages) 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 chance to take mathematics, personal and social development, ICT and employability skills alongside their English classes.

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What you will study

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

How you will learn

Through a variety of classroom-based and practical activities including the following:
* Class discussions
* Interviews
* Role-play
* Pair work speaking tasks

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry qualifications but you should show you are prepared to give your full commitment to the course.

You will have an initial ESOL assessment before you join the course to make sure you are put in the appropriate group at a level suitable for you.




By a variety of methods including:
* Classroom assessment
* Practice exams
* Regular homework
* One to one tutorials

Financial information

Tuition and certification are free if you are aged 16-18 years old. Related additional costs may include materials, equipment, visits, residential etc. which are payable by all students.

Any student entered/registered with an Awarding Body who has been given free entry and then withdraws or is withdrawn by a tutor will incur the certification fee associated with the course. Any re-sit examination will incur a cost.

Different fees apply to international students.

For more detailed information on financial support and fees for students aged 19+ contact the Financial Support Team on 01924 789304.

Future opportunities

After finishing this course students either move on to employment opportunities with greater confidence in their language skills or progress onto other courses within the College.

Further information

If you require further information please contact one of the following:-

Lucy Palmer (01924 789265)

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: 02 April 2019
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