ESOL

We offer a range of courses to develop listening, speaking, reading and writing skills for those who live and work in the UK permanently.

ESOL Entry 1, 2, 3, Level 1 and 2

These are 30 week courses (September to July) leading to Cambridge ESOL Skills for Life Certificates in Speaking and Listening, Reading and Writing. The examinations are held in December, March, June and July.

ESOL Foundation Learning

All students will study units in preparing for work, managing social relationships and working as part of a group. Courses are available at Entry 3, Level 1 and Level 2. All students will be given the opportunity to study for a nationally recognised qualification.

ESOL/Work Skills courses

Students will learn to prepare for work with units in interview skills, effectiveness at work, working as a team, applying for a job. All units will lead to a nationally recognised qualifications and an award. Courses will run at Level 1 and Level 2.

First Steps Introduction to ESOL – Entry 1, Entry 2 , Entry 3 and Level 1

These are short 1 week courses for learners who are new to learning or have not studied for some time.

ESOL Intensive Courses – Entry 1, Entry 2, Entry 3 and Level 1/2

These are intensive 20 week courses held three times a week leading to Cambridge ESOL Skills for Life Certificates in Speaking and Listening, Reading and Writing. The examinations are held in December, March and July.

ESOL Citizenship Entry Level, British Citizenship Level 1/2

These courses meet Home Office requirements for British Citizenship. At Entry Level learners complete ESOL Speaking and Listening Examination and at Level 1 and 2 they take the Life in the UK test.

The Skills for Life Virtual Learning Environment.

This year, the ESOL department will be piloting long distance courses in British Citizenship and ESOL/Citizenship using our new Virtual Learning Environment. If you are interested in enrolling on the course please contact esol@merton.gov.uk or call 020 8274 5222.

All students enrolling on ESOL courses are expected to study units from the Foundation Learning Curriculum as part of their overall ESOL programme. More details on units available will be discussed at your appointment.

There are morning, afternoon and evening classes available. The classes are held in Whatley Avenue, MAE Wimbledon, Canons House and Pollards Hill Library.

Fees

Enquiries on all ESOL fees should be made to 020 8274 5222 or email
esol@merton.gov.uk

How to Join a Course

You must have an initial assessment before we can place you in a class. Please bring your passport or Home Office papers, recent proof of benefits (dated within the last six months) and marriage certificate if applicable. To book an appointment please phone 0208 274 5244.

esol@merton.gov.uk

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