Find out more about the courses and levels offered at City and Islington College
Our English for Speakers of Other Languages courses are designed to help you to increase your independence, as well as develop the language skills you need for everyday life, employment and further study.
ESOL courses provide you with a thorough introduction to the English language, covering all four skills - listening, speaking, reading and writing.
This course will help you:
ESOL courses provide you with a thorough introduction to the English language, covering all four skills: Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing.
There are courses that focus on improving reading and writing in English, and some Entry Level 2 and 3 courses also include Maths.
You will also study citizenship and employability.
You must be resident or permanently settled in the UK.
All applicants must have an initial assessment and interview to confirm that the course is suitable for them.
Your skills in speaking, listening, reading and writing will be assessed through examinations, and your tutor will advise you when you have the language skills needed to pass the exams.
Courses cost up to £900 a year for a four-day-a-week course. However, if you are in receipt of income-tested benefits, you may be able to study for free or for a reduced fee. Please bring evidence of any benefits you currently receive, dated within the last six months, to your interview. You will be advised of any reduction in the course fees at the end of your interview.