ESOL

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.

Ramiben Patel

Ramiben Patel

ESOL

Ramiben Patel turned 100 years old in January. Learning with Leicester College has enabled Ramiben, who had no education in her younger years, to develop her English language skills, continue to be independent, to keep active and give her an interest in life.

B – ESOL and Business Administration Level 1

Course Code: C1629

Key Information

  • Start Date 03 Sep 2019
  • Study Hours Full Time
  • Duration 1 year
  • Campus Ross Walk

This course is for adults who do not have English as a first language and who are interested in a career in administration/ office work. This course is designed to help learners improve their office related and customer care related skills in conjunction with Reading, Writing and Speaking and Listening skills.

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ESOL 16-18 Access Study Programme

Course Code: C1635

Key Information

  • Start Date 03 Sep 2019
  • Study Hours Full Time
  • Duration 1 year
  • Campus Abbey Park Campus

This course is for learners aged 16-18 who do not have English as a first language and who wish to improve their English language skills in order to progress to other courses, training or employment. This study programme is offered at five different levels, from entry level 1 to Level 2 and after an initial […]

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ESOL and Introduction to Health and Social Care BTEC Certificate level 1

Course Code: C1628

Key Information

  • Start Date 03 Sep 2019
  • Study Hours Full Time
  • Duration 1 year
  • Campus Ross Walk

This course is for adults living, working or studying in Britain who do not have English as a first language and are interested in a career in the Care vocational area.. The course will help you develop your English language skills and also gain a Level 1 Introduction to Health, Social Care and Children’s and […]

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ESOL Reading – Entry levels

Course Code: P0150

Key Information

  • Start Date Various
  • Study Hours Part Time
    hours per week
  • Campus Offsite

This course is for learners whose first language is not English. You will study Reading at either entry level one, entry level two or entry level three. This course is available at various venues across the city and at various time of the week. You will take an accredited exam at the end of the […]

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ESOL Reading – Entry levels

Course Code: P0150

Key Information

  • Start Date Various
  • Study Hours Part Time
    hours per week
  • Campus Offsite

This course is for learners whose first language is not English. You will study Reading at either entry level one, entry level two or entry level three. This course is available at various venues across the city and at various time of the week. You will take an accredited exam at the end of the […]

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ESOL Reading – Levels 1 and 2

Course Code: P0151

Key Information

  • Start Date Various
  • Study Hours Part Time
    hours per week
  • Campus Offsite

This course is for learners whose first language is not English. You will study reading at either level one or level two. This course is available at various venues across the city and at various time of the week. You will take an accredited exam at the end of the course. […]

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ESOL Reading – Levels 1 and 2

Course Code: P0151

Key Information

  • Start Date Various
  • Study Hours Part Time
    hours per week
  • Campus Offsite

This course is for learners whose first language is not English. You will study reading at either level one or level two. This course is available at various venues across the city and at various time of the week. You will take an accredited exam at the end of the course. […]

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ESOL Speaking and Listening – Entry levels

Course Code: P0154

Key Information

  • Start Date Various
  • Study Hours Part Time
    hours per week
  • Campus Offsite

This course is for learners whose first language is not English. The course is taught at various locations across the city and will enable you to improve your skills in speaking and listening at entry level one, entry level two or entry level three. The course is designed to further your individual needs, supporting you […]

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ESOL Speaking and Listening – Entry levels

Course Code: P0154

Key Information

  • Start Date Various
  • Study Hours Part Time
    hours per week
  • Campus Offsite

This course is for learners whose first language is not English. The course is taught at various locations across the city and will enable you to improve your skills in speaking and listening at entry level one, entry level two or entry level three. The course is designed to further your individual needs, supporting you […]

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