English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)

We'll help you improve your English; you'll transform your future

Our ESOL courses are suitable for non-native speakers of English and are offered at different College centres throughout Newham so you can be sure there’s a learning centre near you.

Whether you've just arrived in the UK or you need some extra help, our courses can help you improve your English and secure a great job or university place.

With excellent teachers and resources, you will have the opportunity to develop your English skills in speaking, listening, reading and writing.

Find out more about our programmes for adults and young students below.

Young ESOL (16-18)

The Young ESOL study programme is designed for 16-18 year old students and is suitable for non-native speakers of English.

It is a full-time programme and offered at the following levels of study:

  • Pre-Entry (part-time)
  • Entry Level 1
  • Entry Level 2
  • Entry Level 3
  • Level 1

The study programme also includes:

  • Functional Skills Maths and Functional Skills ICT
  • Group tutorials and 1:1
  • Vocational taster sessions
  • Work experience in local industries and abroad

Newham is one of the most successful providers of ESOL with our students having one of the highest progression rates compared to any other college in London. Many progress into successful careers or further education.

The ESOLY department works closely with many vocational areas including Health & Social Care, Engineering & Construction, Fashion & Tailoring, Catering & Hospitality, Digital Skills & IT, Travel & Tourism, and Childcare. After successful completion of the Young ESOL study programme, you can progress to one of these vocational areas, Pre-access or Access.

ESOL for Adults (19+)

Our adult ESOL programmes are flexible to fit around your particular commitments and circumstances with daytime, evening and Saturday classes available from a number of College centres around Newham.

Our courses are offered at the following levels of study:

  • Pre-Entry
  • Entry Level 1
  • Entry Level 2
  • Entry Level 3
  • Level 1
  • Level 2
  • Level 3

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Entry to our ESOL courses is dependent on the result of a written and oral assessment at the start of the course, and on the availability of places. The assessment will determine your level of English and assign you to the correct level of study that best suits your needs. You can also choose which of our venues you want to study at and what time suits you the best.

Take ESOL online assessment