The ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) Skills for Life course is for students who are 16-19 years of age and have recently arrived in the UK or have already successfully achieved ESOL at Entry Level 2. This intensive English course will develop your skills in reading, writing, listening and speaking English, as well as improving your skills in Maths, ICT, Citizenship and British Values. Specialist ESOL teachers teach your courses and in most lessons there is a teaching assistant who will be there to help you and your peers. Kingston College can offer you:
Qualified, subject-specialist and experienced teachers
Outstanding achievement rates in ESOL
Learning is active, challenging and interesting
All the teaching is through qualified teachers. It is classroom based and NOT through Distance Learning (e.g., CBT - Computer Based Training)
College rated 'Good' by OFSTED
Regular one to one support with tutor
Support and guidance is available when you apply until when you complete the course
Excellent progression opportunities
A great opportunity to make new friends from all over the world
Convenient central Kingston location
The Trinity ESOL Skills for Life course is assessed by three exams a speaking exam, a reading exam and a writing exam. The other qualifications are assessed by a combination of traditional written exams and coursework. You will also have a weekly group tutorial and regular individual appointments with your personal tutor.
Find out here what our students are saying about the ESOL Course at Kingston College.
My journey in the UK started when I applied to do an ESOL Horizons course here at the College. At that time I can honestly say I could barely say “hello” and “thank you” in English.
My teachers were so helpful, patient and supportive that I managed to go from Entry Level 2 up to Level 1 in just a couple of years. I remember once when I was in a GCSE Business class and I realised I was doing better than some of the students who were actually born in the UK – I felt very proud of myself and of all my hard work!
What I enjoyed the most was the fact that every single day I learned a new thing; not just English wise, but life wise, as the class is so diverse and you get to meet people from all over the world which is a fantastic experience! It is like going on a gap year to 25 different countries!!
I am a successful IT technician now working for a company that provides services to other 60 companies.
The ESOL course has played an incredibly important role in helping me achieve this position I have today. Several of these companies I work for English is a minimum requirement. Therefore, these skills I learned in the ESOL class have put me ahead of the other employees so I am one step ahead of the competition which is really promising for my career!
Gustavo Alexandre from Brazil