ESOL stands for English for Speakers of Other Languages. Entry Level ESOL courses up to Level 2 are free for people who speak English as a second or other language, and who are resident or permanently settled in the UK. You will need to show evidence of your residency in the UK along with proof of income or UC. Learning or improving your English will help you to increase your independence, as well as develop the language skills you need for everyday life, employment, and further study.
Classes are part-time and run during the week in the morning, afternoon, or evening so that they can fit around your personal schedule. These courses run termly so you can join at various points throughout the year depending on availability.
See our full list of ESOL courses here.
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 also learn citizenship and employability skills, for example how to write a CV and a cover letter in English, and job interview techniques.
When you apply to one of our ESOL courses, you will need to take a short test so that we can assess your level and enrol you on the best course for you. All assessments take place onsite at interview/enrolment and can be taken online or paper-based.
At Capital City College Group, we have three main colleges, City and Islington College (CANDI) Westminster Kingsway College (WestKing) and The College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London (CONEL). All our colleges have ESOL courses available (please see below) so you can select a college course which suits you.
Apply for these ESOL courses via the CANDI website: www.candi.ac.uk/courses/esol/517
Apply for these ESOL courses via the WestKing website: www.westking.ac.uk/courses/esol/517
Apply for these ESOL courses via the CONEL website: www.conel.ac.uk/courses/esol/517/
Yes, you can enrol in one of our ESOL courses if you are from Ukraine (See above). As an individual living in the UK under the Ukraine Family Scheme or the Local Sponsorship Scheme for Ukraine, you can also enrol your children aged 16 – 18 onto one of our further education courses.
If you require any further information on applying to study with us, please use our contact us page.