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Part-time ESOL

Course Name 
Part-time ESOL Available for Enquiries
Course Details
Location Wakefield City Campus
Level Pre-Entry
Level Entry 1
Level Entry 2
Level Entry 3
Level Level 1
Level Level 2
Start Date Various throughout the year.
Duration The hours vary depending on the level and qualification. This will be explained when we meet you.
Mode of Study Part time
Awarding Body City & Guilds
Offering Code AWL1ESS1D001
 
Course Overview If English is not your first language, these friendly and informal classes will help you to improve your English skills and gain a qualification.
What you will Study

Speaking and Listening, Reading and Writing classes are available  from pre-entry to Level 2.

The speaking and listening classes will help you to develop confidence with your verbal communication, and you will practise making requests, conversation and discussion. Giving a presentation will also be included at Level 1 and 2.

The reading and writing classes will help you to develop reading for meaning and accuracy, looking for implicit meaning in texts, writing a range of texts, spelling, grammar and punctuation.

Prior to joining the ESOL course, you will attend an Essential Digital Skills course which will enable you to access online learning. This will not only teach you the skills needed to complete your studies but will develop IT skills which you can use in your work and personal life.

How you will Learn You will work both as part of a group and as an individual. Tutors will use a variety of teaching methods, including explanation of language, discussions, presentations, authentic reading texts and exam practice.
How you will be Assessed The Speaking and Listening qualification is assessed by your tutor and City and Guilds through Speaking and Listening set tasks. Reading and Writing are assessed through timed tasks and/or through end tests, some marked by City and Guilds.
Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements but you will have an interview and an assessment before you enrol for a class.

Many students complete a Speaking and Listening qualification before progressing to Reading or Writing but you will be advised which qualification is best suited to your needs. Classes start at various points throughout the year.

PLEASE NOTE: 

If you are offered a place on a course and are unable to attend on the day and time given, you will be put on our waiting list until a suitable course becomes available.

Attendance Expectations

All ESOL courses will be delivered through blended learning. This will include one class a week in college, one class online plus you will be expected to complete independent study every week.

The Essential Digital Skills course will be delivered in college.

Daytime classes: 

Entry Levels
You will attend college 2.5 hours per week for 12 weeks.
In addition, you will have online classes for 2.5 hours per week for 12 weeks.
You will also be expected to complete 2 hours of independent study each week to support your progress. Courses start in September, December and March.

Level 1
You will attend college 2 hours per week for 18 weeks.
In addition, you will have online classes for 2 hours per week for 18 weeks.
You will also be expected to complete 2 hours of independent study each week to support your progress. Courses start in September and January.

Level 2
You will attend college 2.5 hours per week for 18 weeks.
In addition, you will have online classes for 2.5 hours per week for 18 weeks.
You will also be expected to complete 2 hours of independent study each week to support your progress. Courses start in September and January.

Evening classes 
You will attend college one evening a week for 3 hours. 
In addition, you will be expected to complete 2 hours of independent study each week to support your progress. The courses last for 18 weeks.

Courses start in September and January.

Fee Information
Course/Level Daytime Class Evening Class No evidence of permission to reside/study in the UK
      Daytime class Evening class
Pre-entry Level £270 £270 £780 £936
Reading - All Levels £280 £280 £780 £936
Writing - All Levels £280 £280 £780 £936
Speaking & Listening
Entry 1/Entry 2 Level
£280 £280 £780 £936
Entry 3/Level 1 £300 £300 £780 £936
  These fees represent a contribution towards the cost of the course – the rest is funded by the government These fees represent an hourly rate of £13 per hour

Payment Options for ESOL

Fee Deposit 2 instalments of Discount
£300.00 40% £120.00 £90.00 Fees paid
£280.00 40% £112.00 £84.00 in full at enrolment receive
£270.00 40% £108.00 £81.00 10% discount
Further Study You may be able to progress to other ESOL levels, academic or vocational training. We will offer you advice and guidance at the appropriate time.
Career Opportunities You will need good language skills whatever career you choose, and ESOL national qualifications are widely recognised by employers.
How to Apply

Please complete a part-time application form.

If you require an application form or details on how to enrol, please contact Course Information on 01924 789111.

For Further Details

Please contact the ESOL Team on 01924 789265 for a friendly chat.

Open Events

To see our upcoming Open Events and to sign-up for priority entry, please click here:  https://www.wakefield.ac.uk/college-life/events/

Case Study Olga Koliada is from Lithuania and joined an ESOL class so she could improve her communication skills. She felt that this would help her performance at work. "Within a few weeks my confidence improved considerably. I now feel able to to talk to my work colleagues and I am no longer afraid that I won't understand them. This course has made such a difference to my life; I now feel much more independent."
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Subject Area (W) ESOL
Client Group (W) 19+
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Information last amended: 30 September 2021 14:05

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