ESOL Next Steps

Welcome to ESOL

English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) classes are for people who do not speak English as their first language. ESOL classes are designed to help learners improve their ability to talk, listen, read and write in English and settle in the community.

We offer classes from pre-entry to level 2. Find out more about the courses on offer https://www.adultlearningbc.ac.uk/english-for-speakers-of-other-languages-esol/

What learners say

Excellent service and super, super friendly staff and teachers. Thank you so very much.

This course has really helped boost my confidence in English.

I really enjoyed this course and I will continue further courses in future.

A massive thank you to the organisation, it has been very educational and helpful.

Where could ESOL take you?

Buckinghamshire Adult Learning also offers:


Continue your learning with:

  • Buckinghamshire College Group based in Aylesbury, Amersham and Wycombe provides a range of full and part-time further and higher education courses, plus Apprenticeships and adult education courses. 0800 614016 www.buckscollegegroup.ac.uk

  • Buckinghamshire New University has three main campuses in High Wycombe, Uxbridge and Aylesbury. They offer university degree programmes: nursing, health and social care, cyber fraud detection, textiles and aviation. 01494 522 141 www.bucks.ac.uk

  • Milton Keynes College offers full time and part time courses from GCSEs to HNDs, as well as professional skills courses and apprenticeships. 01908 684444 www.mkcollege.ac.uk

  • East Berkshire College a Further Education college based in the south-east (Langley, Slough & Windsor) provides over 800 part-time and full-time courses. 01753 793000 www.eastberks.ac.uk

  • University of Hertfordshire offers a wide range of Undergraduate, Postgraduate, Professional and Short courses. 01707 284000 www.herts.ac.uk/

  • Open University offers over 180 courses for distance learning. 0300 303 5303 www.open.ac.uk/

  • Future Learn offer free online courses www.futurelearn.co.uk

Employment

If you are job-hunting, you could :

Wellbeing

If you need support :

  • Bucks Mind support for people with mental health difficulties, call them on 01494 463364 www.bucksmind.org.uk

  • Samaritans Offers telephone support anytime about issues you are facing, call them free on 116123 www.samaritans.org/how-we-can-help-you

  • Change4life – Healthy food and activity tips for you and your child www.nhs.uk/change4life

  • Buckinghamshire Family Information service – Find out what's happening in Buckinghamshire for you and your family www.bucksfamilyinfo.org

  • Citizens Advice - Online free advice from Citizens Advice to help you find a way forward, whatever the problem www.citizensadvice.org.uk

  • Money Saving Expert Guides, tips articles and a forum about mortgages, credit cards, loans and money saving tips www.moneysavingexpert.com

  • The National Domestic Violence charity supports those experiencing violence at home 0808 2000247 https://www.nationaldahelpline.org.uk/

Going into Higher Education?

What you need to know :

  • Before you start higher education, your chosen college or university may want to see proof of your English language skills as part of their admission process. IELTS (International English Language Testing System) is the most popular test for higher education and global immigration.

  • The nearest IELTS test centre is: Kings Oxford, ielts@oxford.kingscolleges.com, 01865 711829

  • Your chosen university/college will tell you the score that you must attain in order to attend your chosen course.

  • Universities may also accept CAE as proof of your level of English and will also accept a FS English Level 2 or GCSE English.

  • To apply for higher education you will need to apply via UCAS. http://www.ucas.com/