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English for Speakers of Other Languages Skills for Life Pre - Entry to Level 2

If you are learning English for the first time then this is a good course for you. This full-time course will help improve your reading, writing, listening and speaking skills. You will also improve your maths and computing skills. All students take the ESOL Skills for Life exams during the year as well as a Maths exam.

What will I be doing?

  • 13 hours of English Language per week including 1 hour of tutorial
  • 2 hours of Numeracy / Maths
  • Enrichment activities – for your own development and enjoyment
  • For higher level learners there will also be a variety of taster options from our vocational courses including: Business, Health Care, Hair and Beauty, Creative Arts and Sports. These are designed to help you decide which course you will progress onto after you have achieved a sufficiently high level of ESOL

How will I be assessed?
Work will be assessed during the year through class work, homework, projects, and presentations. This will determine the level of exam(s) you will be entered for.

Where do I go from here?
When you have successfully completed the ESOL course at entry 3, you will be able to progress to another course of your choice at BSix. Some of our most successful students go on to study A Levels or BTEC Extended Diplomas.

Entry requirements
There are no specific entry requirements except being aged between 16 and 18 years old. You will be given an initial assessment at your interview to look at your level of English. This will help us to put you into the right class.

Tutorial Support
We have an effective tutorial support system designed to meet your needs with topics that are suitable to help you settle into life in the UK. Topics include: personal safety, healthy living, time management, study skills and opening a bank account.

Course Duration
1 Year.

ESOL beyond the classroom and recent events

Recently ESOL students participated in the Progression department army activity day. This day was designed to get students working together and using their communication skills to solve problems. Read more here: http://www.bsix.ac.uk/college/news_archive/2014/november/armyday.htm

ESOL students also go on a few educational visits each year, usually to historic attractions in London or surrounding areas to help them get to know better the city and country that they are living in.
If you have any questions about our courses please contact the Admissions team on 0800 3892 947 or via e-mail to info@bsix.ac.uk and we will arrange for a curriculum specialist to respond to your enquiry
There are 5 ESOL teachers who have many years of teaching experience between them.