ESOL & Improving Communication Skills: Various Days/ Times in St Albans, Hatfield & Borehamwood.



This entry level course is for students where English is not their first language. You will develop or continue to develop your skills in Speaking, Listening, Reading and Writing, allowing you to communicate more confidently in everyday situations.

This course is 10 weeks long, each lesson is 2 hours and taught once a week.

Students will be expected to attend each week.

Once this course is completed you will then be able to progress to undertake unit awards at entry level in Speaking & Listening, Reading and Writing.

Please note, if this course is not suitable, then the college offers an extensive ESOL provision. You can make an online enquiry or telephone us on 01727 737154.

Course Content - What will I learn?

You will study grammar, vocabulary, connected to everyday activities. You will practise reading and writing in everyday situations.


Am I right for the course?

This course is for those who are just beginning to learn English or need to improve at Entry level. These courses are not suitable for people who are at Level 1/ Level 2.

Learners have to be a minimum of 19 years old to join, new students will take a language assessment to ascertain their current level.

Learners will be assessed informally during the course and be able to take ESOL Skills for Life qualifications for an extra cost.

Learners will be taught by qualified and experienced tutors.

What Next?

Continue with an ESOL Community course in September or join a College vocational programmes at Entry 3 and above

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16-18 years old, no tuition fees apply to Full Time courses and fees subject to confirmation. Additional costs applicable to BHS courses.

For all two year courses fees shown above are per year.

Aged 19+ and planning to take a level 3 or above a different fee may apply. You may be eligible for an Advanced Learning Loan.

All HE courses (full and part time) are subject to tuition fees.

In need of more advice?

Contact our Admissions team to find out more about student fees and how they might apply to you.

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