ESOL: English for Speakers of Other Languages

Qualification Qualifications Explained
Study Mode
Full Time, Part Time

1 Academic Year

Start date
Aug 2024
Springburn, East End
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Course overview

**Applications for General ESOL 2024-25 are now closed.  

You can register your interest in ESOL classes by clicking the Enquire Now button.

Our ESOL courses are for students who want to improve their English language skills in speaking, reading, writing, and listening. We deliver SQA qualifications at all levels.

Courses are available at the following levels:

  • National 2 Literacies
  • National 2 Beginner
  • National 2 Elementary
  • National 3 Pre-Intermediate
  • National 4 Intermediate
  • National 5 Stage 1 Intermediate Plus
  • National 5 Stage 2 Upper Intermediate

You can also apply for Community ESOL classes on the ESOL Register which can be a pathway into college.  College places are limited.

What you will learn

ESOL classes will help you to improve:

  • listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills
  • grammar and vocabulary
  • pronunciation
  • communication

You will also cover a variety of topics, for example:

  • living in the UK
  • working in the UK
  • citizenship
  • UK culture

You will be required to complete:

  • regular homework
  • oral and written progress tests in class
  • formal assessments working towards an SQA ESOL qualification at your level.

We encourage students to become involved in cultural events throughout the year, some of which are organised by students.  In addition, the college has a gym and sports facilities and an active Students’ Association

Entry requirements

After you have applied, we will contact you by email to invite you for a short interview and level test.  This will help us to recommend the best class for you. 

If you have a yellow test certificate, you should bring it to the interview.

Future prospects

ESOL students can progress to further ESOL at the next level, employment, vocational FE at various levels, Higher Education.

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