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ESOL course timetables

Brief description

We offer ESOL classes for a variety of levels to improve your English, speaking, reading and writing skills in real life situations.

These courses are for anyone who lives and works in the UK and needs to learn English.

You will study topics that interest and inspire you and help you in your everyday life at home and at work.

Course Outline

Who is the course aimed at?

For anyone who would like to improve their language skills.

These courses will help you develop reading, writing and grammar and gain confidence in your speaking.

People who wish to gain a recognised ESOL qualification from E1 to L1 This course is for anyone who would like to build confidence and learn new skills.

We welcome people from all parts of our community with the intention of offering an opportunity for people to improve their health and well being by being part of a friendly learning environment.

Course description in brief

Course content follows the national ESOL core curriculum. Classes are based around real world situations and familiar scenarios to help the subject come to life.

By the end of the course I will have learned:

    Gained a nationally recognised ESOL qualification.

Do I need any skills, experience or qualifications before I join the course?

Individuals need to have an assessment to establish their existing skill level.

What equipment will I need for the course?

All equipment and learning materials will be provided by Swarthmore. There will be access to on line learning. It is recommended students have a folder to keep their work organised.

What materials will I need for the course?

N/A

What activities will I take part in and how will my course be structured?

There are lessons each week in term time. Students will get the chance to work individually and in small groups as part of the sessions.

What will be expected of me in terms of personal or time commitment?

To attend all classes and complete individual learning plan.Commitment to completing homework each week.Complete the course and take an exam.

How will my learning be assessed and reviewed?

Each student will be assessed and work from their own strengths, at their own pace in a supportive teaching environment. Progress will be recorded on your Individual learning Plan. There will be exams at the end of the course.

What could I go on to do after I have finished the course?

Progress to higher level classes, gain employment or go on to further study.

How will I say what I think about the course?

Throughout the course there are set times to evaluate and review your learning and discuss issues that may be of concern to you.If you have any problems with the course talk to your tutor, or if you feel you can’t, make an appointment with the curriculum managerAt the end of the course you will be asked to fill in a simple feedback form.

Available timetables for this course

Please make a note of the course Ref for the course you are interested in.

Course Ref Hours per week Days(s) Time Course Dates Costs
125a 2.5 Monday 9:45 AM – 12:15 PM 16 Sep 2019 to 14 Feb 2020 (36 Sessions) Course Free of Charge- £12 Membership Fee payable
125a 2.5 Friday 9:45 AM – 12:15 PM 09 Sep 2019 to 14 Feb 2020 (36 Sessions) Course Free of Charge- £12 Membership Fee payable
125b 2.5 Monday 9:45 AM – 12:15 PM 24 Feb 2020 to 13 Jul 2020 (34 Sessions) Course Free of Charge- £12 Membership Fee payable
125b 2.5 Friday 9:45 AM – 12:15 PM 24 Feb 2020 to 13 Jul 2020 (34 Sessions) Course Free of Charge- £12 Membership Fee payable

Course Funding

Swarthmore provides a variety of courses some of which are subsidised by public funding.

Courses with course codes marked by ‘LCC’ and ‘CityC’ are subsidised and have age restrictions.

  • ‘LCC’ and ‘CityC’ courses for those aged 19 and over.
  • ‘LCC’ courses are supported by Leeds City Council for Leeds Metropolitan area residents, priority given to those living in disadvantaged areas, people not in employment and/or in receipt of benefits, those with low skills, no qualifications, disadvantaged groups or individuals with specific needs e.g. lone parents, BAME groups, adults with LDD.

For information funding and eligibility see the ‘costs’ page.

Unless stated otherwise - all courses take place at Swarthmore Education Centre Leeds

What next?

To enrol in a course complete the enrolment form on the download page using the correct course reference (Course Ref) from above.