English for Speakers of Other Languages
Would you like to improve your English fluency and pronunciation? Do you need to write emails at work or essays at university? Are you learning English for the first time? From beginner level to advanced, we can help you.
You can study on general ESOL courses and practise your speaking, listening, reading or writing. Or you can focus on specific areas such as grammar, conversation and communicating at work. From Entry 1 to Cambridge C2 Proficiency, our wide range of courses will ensure you have the English you need to make progress at work, participate in social life and express yourself fully.
You will learn through a variety of different techniques– drama, dialogue, watching films and singing, making podcasts, games, play and work-based tasks. On all our courses, you will practise the skills most demanded by employers: problem-solving, analysing, working together, decision-making, attending to detail and seeing the bigger picture.
Whether you prefer to study for a qualification or not, our creative and well-qualified tutors will help you become a fluent English speaker, listener, reader and writer.
Which course is right for me?
To make sure you book onto the right course, we'll ask you to do a pre-course assessment. A face to face assessment is best and we advise you to do this. If you can’t do a face to face assessment you can do it online.
- Online assessment - Choose a course from the list below and on the next page, click on ‘Start Assessment’.
- Or book a face-to-face assessment - call 020 8078 0482 or contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org for an appointment.
Face-to-face assessments take place every Wednesday evening between 6 and 8pm
The courses are FREE to most learners if you earn less than £21,547.50 a year or are on Universal Credit, JSA or ESA (WRAG). They are either in the City Lit building or are live online interactive classes. For online courses, you will need a computer with a microphone, a camera and the internet.
- English pronunciation: stage 2Course start date: Sat 21 Jan 2023 (and 2 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley Street (other locations are available)Tutors: David John GwillimDesigned for people who have completed ‘English Pronunciation: stage 1’ although new students with sufficient skills can join. Develop confidence and clarity, explore diphthongs and triphthongs, inflection and the rhythms of Standard English. This term the course will be delivered in the college.Full fee £219.00 Senior fee £219.00 Concession £153.00
- English pronunciation: stage 1Course start date: Sat 13 May 2023 (and 2 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley Street (other locations are available)Tutors: David John GwillimAre you a non-native fluent speaker who wants to improve your pronunciation of English and to speak the language more clearly and confidently? Work on clear formation of vowel and consonant sounds including the English neutral vowel and the distinction between voiced and unvoiced sounds. This term the course will be taught in the college.Full fee £219.00 Senior fee £219.00 Concession £153.00
- English pronunciation: stage 1 (intensive)Course start date: Mon 17 Jul 2023
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: David John GwillimImprove your pronunciation of Standard English on this intensive course spread over five days in one week, which includes detailed study of vowel and consonant sounds. This course is or speakers of other languages who are fluent in English. Some homework required.Full fee £239.00 Senior fee £191.00 Concession £167.00
- English pronunciation: stage 2 (intensive)Course start date: Mon 24 Jul 2023
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: David John GwillimIdeal if you have completed 'English Pronunciation: stage 1', this intensive course, spread over five days in one week, develops fluency and clarity and explores diphthongs and triphthongs, inflexion and intonation, and the rhythms of standard English.Full fee £239.00 Senior fee £191.00 Concession £167.00
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