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English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)

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What can I learn?

If English is not your first language, or you know someone who this applies to, we provide courses that will help to improve your understanding of the English language so that you will be able to deal with everyday situations in your home life, work or studies. 

We offer a variety of courses that run at different times throughout the year. Some of the courses that we have run this year, or are in the middle of running, are listed below.

To find out what's running right now please contact your local centre, or search for courses local to you on our course finder.

English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) - initial assessment

We will work to develop and improve communication and speaking and listening skills. To make sure you will be working at the right level you will complete an initial assessment of your skills and we will consider any barriers or challenges to your future learning.

We will look at what you want to learn and why and what your preferred learning style is. This will help us to identify a programme of learning that will support you to achieve your goals. There is then a range of options following this initial assessment course (see below) and these will be discussed with you.

English functional skills for ESOL learners 

This course is designed to give learners the opportunity to improve their language skills in order to help them deal with everyday situations when living and working in the UK. It develops good communication skills in reading, writing, speaking and listening.

ESOL speaking and listening

The main aim of the course is for speakers of other languages to communicate verbally, as well as to begin to master writing and reading skills.

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Where can I learn?

There are seven main adult learning centres around the East Riding and many of our courses are taught in these centres. For more information on the venues, please see the Venue Details page.

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How much do courses cost?

Course costs vary, depending on the duration and type of course, and your personal circumstances (for example, if you’re on certain benefits or you’re taking a particular qualification).  For more information on course types, concessions and paying by instalments, please see our How much it costs page.

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How do I find and book on a course?

You can normally use our course finder where you can search for courses by title, subject or location. 

Please note: Unfortunately the course finder is currently unavailable. We apologise for any inconvenience caused. You can view currently available courses using the latest pdf course guide below and enrol using the methods on the 'How to enrol' page:

Adult learning New Year 2016 course guide (pdf 1mb opens in new window) 

You can also contact your nearest adult learning centre where our friendly staff will be happy to give you more information about courses that interest you. 


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