Is the Course for me?
If English is not your first language, but you are keen to learn more about the way it is spoken,written and read, then this is the right course for you. Courses are available for all levels of learners from beginners upwards.
What is involved?
All the courses are based on the ESOL Core Curriculum and involve the development of speaking and listening, reading and writing. The course focuses on everyday English and practical communication skills. You will also develop your grammar knowledge and understanding. The courses are part-time and involve attendance for 5 hours a week. Courses are offered at Forest Gate Learning Zone, Little Ilford Learning Zone, North Woolwich Learning Zone , Gainsborough Learning Centre and Beckton Globe Centre. The courses are offered both in the day and evening. You will need to attend classes regularly and will be assessed throughout the course. You will also have the opportunity to achieve the OCNER Gateway Award in English, which is a nationally recognised qualification.
When you achieve the appropriate standard, you will be able to progress to the next level ESOL course. You will also be able to progress onto vocational courses if you wish to do so.