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What is ESOL and how can it help you

What is ESOL?

ESOL stands for ‘English for speakers of other languages. ESOL is a popular programme for students to take where English isn’t their first language.

On an ESOL programme students will learn the essential language skills to be able to properly communicate in English. Students will learn areas such as:

  • Grammar and punctuation
  • Reading and writing
  • Speaking and listening.

Once you’ve completed your programme, you’ll be able to fully communicate with people in your everyday life, for example sorting out visas or banking.

What to expect whilst learning ESOL at MidKent College?

Our tutors are expertly trained to provide students with the skills and support they need to learn and understand English language. There are 3 different stages to ESOL, students will take a short test to decide the best entry level for your studies:

  • Entry 1: For students who can speak a little English
  • Entry 2: For students who can already read, write, speak, and understand basic English
  • Entry 3: For able speakers who need to use more formal English for work or study.

You’ll get the opportunity to have work experience whilst completing your programme to develop your skills further.

Once you’ve gained your ESOL qualification, you’ll be able to progress to another course at a higher level or gain employment within the industry of your choice.

Our Student Engagement team also put on activities for our ESOL students such as boxing, dancing classes and trips out to help students learn more about life in the UK.

We are now offering our ESOL programme at our Maidstone Campus for the 2022/2023 academic year.

There’s still time to apply for your local College.

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