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ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) Courses

English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)

The ESOL department is responsible for teaching English language skills to young people and adults. Some people travel from EU or non-EU countries to take our courses, while other ESOL learners already live in Leicester. The courses are designed to help you improve your English reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills, making it easier to work, study, and live in an English-speaking environment.

Leicester College is also a registered IELTS centre. The International English Language Testing System or IELTS is an exam which is widely used for university and college admissions, immigration requirements, and business purposes.

Who are Leicester College’s ESOL courses for?

Our courses are for people who are learning English, from beginners’ to advanced level. Learners are assessed when they arrive to make sure they are in the right class for their level. Some learners are as young as 16, and there is no upper age limit. We teach part time English courses in community centres in Leicester, as well as lots of different full-time courses in the main campuses for learners who want to study further college courses, take degrees at British universities, or improve their employment prospects. Our international foundation programmes even allow you to progress automatically to a related undergraduate degree at De Montfort University, as long as you achieve a certain level of English by the end of the course.

Further Information

We can sponsor your short-term study visa (normally a requirement if you come from a non-EU country). This will allow you to study for an academic year full time in Leicester, and cannot be extended. If you go on to study for a degree afterwards at a registered university, they will be able to sponsor your Tier 4 student visa. Detailed information on our English language (ESOL and IELTS preparation programmes) for the 2017-2018 academic year is also available in leaflets in EnglishEnglish (LCFC), 中文ภาษาไทยاللغة العربيةor Tiếng Việt.

Devshi Modhwadia

Devshi Modhwadia

Winner of English, maths and ESOL Award 2020

“I would definitely recommend the adult courses at Leicester College because it has improved my communication skills and confidence."

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B – ESOL and Business Administration level 1 – C1629

Course Code: C1629

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 01 Sep 2021
  • study hours Study Hours Full Time
  • duration Duration 1 year
  • map Campus Ross Walk

Improve your office related and customer care related skills as well as your reading, writing and speaking and listening skills. You will learn about the skills that are required to work in an office or a customer care environment and help you gain national level qualifications in English, maths, ICT and customer care.

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ESOL and Health and Social Care Certificate level 1 – C1628

Course Code: C1628

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 01 Sep 2021
  • study hours Study Hours Full Time
  • duration Duration 1 year
  • map Campus Ross Walk

NOW BEING TAUGHT ONLINE. Whilst developing your reading, writing and language skills in English, this course also gives you the opportunity to gain a qualification in care. During this course, you’ll learn all about how to care for others of different ages from young children to the elderly, communication skills and enhance your employability skills.

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ESOL 16-18 Study Programme – P4871

Course Code: P4871

Key Information

  • start date Start Date Various
  • study hours Study Hours Full Time
  • duration Duration Various
  • map Campus Abbey Park Campus

Improve your English language skills and progress with your future with one of our ESOL courses. We aim to help you have a better understanding of reading, writing and speaking English as your second language. With our support you will develop your confidence and skills which will then help you progress into employment or other courses.

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ESOL for Speakers of Other Languages Abbey Park – P4858

Course Code: P4858

Key Information

  • start date Start Date Various
  • study hours Study Hours Part Time
  • duration Duration Various
  • map Campus Abbey Park Campus

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ESOL for Speakers of Other Languages Belgrave – P4856

Course Code: P4856

Key Information

  • start date Start Date Various
  • study hours Study Hours Part Time
  • duration Duration Various
  • map Campus Ross Walk

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ESOL for Speakers of Other Languages Highfields – P4857

Course Code: P4857

Key Information

  • start date Start Date Various
  • study hours Study Hours Part Time
  • duration Duration Various
  • map Campus Abbey Park Campus

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ESOL for Speakers of Other Languages West End – P4859

Course Code: P4859

Key Information

  • start date Start Date Various
  • study hours Study Hours Part Time
  • duration Duration Various

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