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The ESOL 16-18 Study Programme (English for Speakers of Other Languages)

Course Name 
The ESOL 16-18 Study Programme (English for Speakers of Other Languages)Available for applications
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Course Details
Location Wakefield City Campus
Level Entry 1
Level Entry 2
Level Entry 3
Level Level 1
Level Level 2
Start Date September
Duration 36 weeks
Mode of Study Full time
Awarding Body City & Guilds
Offering Code CTE1ESS1F000 CTE3ESS1F000 CTL1ESS1F001
Progression within Wakefield College Yes
Residential No
Day Trips Yes
Opportunity for Placement No
Mandatory Placement No
Course Overview 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 ICT skills alongside their English classes as well as developing employability skills.
What you will Study The ESOL 16-18 study programme 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
Pair work
Speaking tasks

How you will be Assessed

By a variety of methods including:

Classroom assessment
Practice exams
Regular homework
One to one tutorials
External tests

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.

Attendance Expectations

A typical week consists of 12 hours English Language teaching, 2 hours of ICT and 2 hours of maths.

All of the classes will take place in college.

You will also be expected to complete 2 hours of independent study per week to support your progress.

Attendance - Please note This is part of a full-time study programme. It may be available as a standalone fee paying course that is not part of a full-time study programme subject to sufficient interest. For further information call the Course Information Team on 01924 789111.
Fee Information

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

Any student registered with an Awarding Body who has been given free entry and subsequently 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/overseas students and those studying this qualification as a standalone course.

For more detailed information on financial support please contact the Financial Support Team on 01924 789304.

Further Study

After finishing this course, students have the opportunity to progress to other courses that we offer within the College.

Alternatively, students may attempt to seek employment opportunities with greater confidence in their language skills developed on the course.

How to Apply

Please complete a full-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

If you require further information, please contact the ESOL Team on 01924 789265.

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Case Study

Ahad, aged 18 from Afghanistan

Ahad joined the College when he was 16 and spoke very little English and was low in confidence. He has improved greatly, passing a number of English exams. His confidence has soared and now he can talk to everybody.

Ralfs, aged 18 from Latvia

Ralfs joined the College when he was 16 and successfully completed a Level 1 ESOL qualification, a Level 2 Mathematics qualification and a Level 1 ICT qualification during his year on the course.

Beata aged 18, from Poland

Beata joined the College a year ago after arriving from Poland and spending some time at high school. She has built on her existing English skills and achieved a lot in her first year at the College, including a full Entry Level 2 qualification in ESOL. She is currently working towards a Level 1 qualification. Her writing skills have progressed greatly. 

Course Groups (W) Foundation Learning (FLEX)
Subject Area (W) ESOL
Client Group (W) 16-18
Search Ref (W) 58848
Website Ref (W) T07PSMSTLJ
Information last amended: 09 June 2022 14:26

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