Who is this course aimed at?

ESOL courses are for people who are, or are intending to become, long-term UK residents and meet the eligibility criteria specified by the UK Government. Documentary evidence will be required. More details are available at the screening interview.

Overview of the course

Improving knowledge of English will help students get jobs, gain promotion and generally improve their skills in the workplace.

Entry Requirements

No initial formal qualifications or experience are required, but students will be required to attend an initial screening interview in order to identify which ESOL course is most appropriate.

If you have previously gained an ESOL qualification, you will be able to enrol to the next level.

Dates and Times

Entry 1/Entry 2: Mondays 09.30-15.00

Entry 3: Tuesdays 09.30-15.00

Level 1: Wednesdays 09.30-15.00

Level 2: Thursdays 09.30-15.00

Course Length

Courses start in September 2020 and run until June 2021, although you can also join the course in January.

Course Modules/units

There are 3 parts to the courses:

Speaking and Listening (September start)

Reading (January start)

Writing (January start)

Teaching Method(s)

Students acquire and improve skills in listening and speaking and as well as studying grammar and widening their vocabulary in different contexts. Students are helped to learn flexibly and independently using a variety of methods. They will be expected to complete homework tasks and activities outside the taught classes


There is an exam at the end of each element (Speaking and Listening, Reading and Writing.)

Course Fees


Reasons to choose this course

Studying ESOL at York College gives you access to a community of students and tutors, who can help you find out about other opportunities

Skills you will develop

Everyday conversation, English skills for work and life.