We offer English and ESOL (English for speakers of other languages) courses for adults. If you would you like to become more confident in speaking, listening, reading or writing we have a range of accredited and non-accredited courses so you can work on improving your skills.
Improve your writing skills within the context of academic study - in particular essay writing, planning, interpreting statistics for reports and note taking. Develop your skills through exercises in class and at home. Please complete our online assessment, available on the website.
This course is about how English works. You will improve your understanding of key elements of English grammar and sentence structure in order to feel more confident when writing and editing your own work. The aim of this course is to build awareness of the grammatical structure of English and confidence in applying this understanding to your own writing.
Do you need proof of your ability to use English to study at graduate level, or to work in a professional environment? The ‘Certificate in Advanced English (CAE)’ is internationally recognised as an in depth high level test of English language for people with C1 level English skills. The course develops your language skills and prepares you for the test.
Improve your skills in reading, writing, spelling and grammar. When you complete the first course you can carry on to the next one. By the end of the year you will be ready to take the level 1 Functional Skills English test.
Further improve your skills in reading, writing, spelling and grammar. When you complete the first course you can carry on to the next one. By the end of the year you will be ready to take the level 2 Functional Skills English test.
Are you a non-native fluent speaker who wants to improve your pronunciation of English? Work on correct formation of vowel and consonant sounds including the English neutral vowel and the distinction between voiced and unvoiced sounds.
Designed for students who have completed ‘English pronunciation: stage 1’ although new students with sufficient skills can join. Develop fluency and clarity, explore diphthongs and triphthongs, inflexion and the rhythms of Standard English.
Designed for students who have completed English Pronunciation stages 1 and 2. Conversation and the reading aloud of a variety of texts will help to pinpoint those pronunciation worries still to be addressed. Tutor: David John Gwillim.
Get started in reading and writing. Learn to write simple sentences, spell key words and use punctuation. When you complete the first course you can carry on to the next one. By the end of the year you will be ready to take an entry 1 exam.