The School of Lifelong Learning offers comprehensive full and part-time English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) provision for students of all ages across the City. These courses are delivered at the three main centres in Beeston, City Centre, West Bridgford and at centres in the community. The area is vibrant and reflects the different cultures of students with trips and cultural celebrations embedded within courses.
Students benefit from extensive support during pre-admission via our main referral partner, Begin, and from College staff, both during the initial advice and guidance phase and throughout the course, during the year. Additionally, class sizes are monitored carefully to ensure that students are given as much help as possible and any additional learning needs are identified during induction with appropriate support provided by Student Services staff.
There is significant input into courses from key external agencies to help students make appropriate career choices and deal with a range of potentially difficult social issues. This is very important for some of our younger students who benefit from tutorial support and enrichment activities.
The ESOL team is particularly experienced and well qualified and this means that students benefit from the strong commitment to improving the quality of the learning experiences on offer.
If English is not your first language, an ESOL course will help increase your confidence in using the language and give you the communication skills to help in everyday life as well as at work or in education.