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Our English as a second or foreign language courses here at Oaklands will enable you to develop your English language skills for the future.

EFL

Our English as a Foreign Language courses are for: au pairs, international students, students who need to take an internationally recognised exam such as Cambridge First Certificate, Cambridge Advanced Certificate, Cambridge Business English, IELTS, or students who want to improve their English in general for work or leisure. Courses are available from Pre-intermediate to Advanced. There are no fee concessions.

English as a Foreign Language (EFL)

It is possible to enrol in September, January, and April but the course is seen as a 1 year programme starting in September. EFL classes are offered in the morning, typically: EFL Intermediate (B1) 9.30-12.45 Monday/Wednesday EFL Upper Intermediate (B2) 9.30-12.45 Monday/Wednesday EFL Advanced (C1) 9.30-12.45 Monday/Wednesday IELTS (B2+) 09.45-13.00 Friday Business English is offered as an evening class: Business English (B2-C1) 18.15-20.45 Tuesday You will study grammar, vocabulary, reading and writing at an appropriate level. You will also be prepared for Cambridge exams depending on demand. There is more information on specific levels and courses on the ESOL-EFL course page on the website.

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  • SSt Albans Campus

ESOL 16-18

The ESOL 16-18 programme prepares students for the following qualifications:

  • ESOL Skills for Life Speaking and Listening
  • ESOL Skills for Life Reading and Writing
  • Functional Skills Maths
  • Functional Skills ICT
  • A Certificate or Award in Employability and Personal Development
  • Vocational tasters e.g. Hospitality, Photography or Construction

Full time ESOL 16-18 Programme

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  • SSt Albans Campus

ESOL Adults

Our English for Speakers of Other Languages courses are for: people who live and work in the UK and need to improve their English to communicate at home, in the community, at school, at work. Courses are available from Entry 1 to Level 2. Fee concessions are available for people who are unemployed and on a recognised benefit. Please talk to our student advisors about this.

A typical course will include:

  • ESOL Skills for Life Speaking and Listening
  • ESOL Skills for Life Reading and Writing
  • An Award in Employability and Personal Development

ESOL Skills for Life Welwyn Garden City day

We offer classes from Entry 1 to Entry 3 at Welwyn Garden City. Classes are usually mixed level. Please check at your assessment for the timetable. You will study for Cambridge English Awards in Speaking and Listening, Reading, and Writing depending on your progress. You will study grammar and vocabulary appropriate to your level. You will practise reading and writing appropriate to your level. You may also need to complete an employability portfolio in the Autumn term. More information is available on the ESOL-EFL course page on the college website.

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  • WWelwyn Garden City Campus

We offer classes from Entry 1 to Level 2 on Monday-Wednesday or Tuesday-Thursday. Please check at your assessment for the timetable. You will study for Cambridge English Awards in Speaking and Listening, Reading, and Writing depending on your progress. You will study grammar and vocabulary appropriate to your level. You will practise reading and writing appropriate to your level. Entry 1 and 2 students may need to complete an employability portfolio in the Autumn term. More information is available on the ESOL-EFL course page on the college website.

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  • EEntry Level
  • SSt Albans Campus

We offer classes from Entry 1 to Level 1. You will probably study one morning 9.15-12.30 and one afternoon 12.45-14.45. Please check at your assessment for the timetable. You will study for Cambridge English Awards in Speaking and Listening, Reading, and Writing depending on your progress. You will study grammar and vocabulary appropriate to your level. You will practise reading and writing appropriate to your level. Entry 1, 2, 3 students may need to complete an employability portfolio in the Autumn term. More information is available on the ESOL-EFL course page on the college website.

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  • HHertsmere Borough Council

We offer classes from Entry 1 to Level 2 on Monday-Wednesday or Tuesday-Thursday. Please check at your assessment for the timetable. You will study for Cambridge English Awards in Speaking and Listening, Reading, and Writing depending on your progress. You will study grammar and vocabulary appropriate to your level. You will practise reading and writing appropriate to your level. Entry 1, 2, 3 students may need to complete an employability portfolio in the Autumn term. More information is available on the ESOL-EFL course page on the college website.

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  • EEntry Level
  • SSt Albans Campus

Citizenship

If you are studying to obtain Citizenship, you must take the exam at a registered centre. Please look at the Home Office website for a list of centres. Oaklands is not a registered centre. However, we can help you to improve your English to pass your exam.

Are you not sure if EFL or ESOL is the right course for you? Please contact the college for advice.