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ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) Courses

English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)

Our ESOL courses can help you to become more confident to read, write and speak English.

With better English you will find it easier to work, study and live here.

Many courses are free. Courses run all year round and often have lots of start dates.

It’s easy to apply. Find the course you are interested in and click on the “apply now” button.

We are 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?

We have courses for people who want to improve their English at all levels.

When you apply we will assess your English to make sure that you are on the right course for you. Whether that is a beginner or want to study a degree in England.

We have courses that are taught in classrooms, as well as online courses.

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.

Fatima Benbekhti

Fatima Benbekhti

English, ESOL for life, maths and ICT

Fatima started her learning journey in entry-level 2 speaking and listening ESOL class in 2017-18. She demonstrated an incredible passion for learning. Her hard work, commitment and positive attitude made her the top student in the group.

Fatima said the College has helped her to “break language barriers” and “opened doors” for her to be able to talk about her career at the age of 60.

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B – ESOL and Business Administration level 1 – C1629

Course Code: C1629

Key Information

  • start date Start Date Various
  • 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 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 and Health and Social Care Certificate level 1 – C1628

Course Code: C1628

Key Information

  • start date Start Date Various
  • 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 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

NOW BEING TAUGHT ONLINE. Improve your English at a level to suit you. Choose to study reading and writing, or speaking and listening. Study online or at a choice of times in a classroom.

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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

NOW BEING TAUGHT ONLINE. Improve your English at a level to suit you. Choose to study reading and writing, or speaking and listening. Study online or at a choice of times in a classroom.

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ESOL for Speakers of Other Languages Department for Work and Pensions – P4870

Course Code: P4870

Key Information

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

Looking for work? Ask your DWP work coach to join this course to improve your English. Choose to focus on reading and writing, or speaking and listening to improve your confidence and your chances of getting a job.

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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

NOW BEING TAUGHT ONLINE. Improve your English at a level to suit you. Choose to study reading and writing, or speaking and listening. Study online or at a choice of times in a classroom.

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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

NOW BEING TAUGHT ONLINE. Improve your English at a level to suit you. Choose to study reading and writing, or speaking and listening. Study online or at a choice of times in a classroom.

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