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English for Speakers of Other Languages


ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages)

Improving your English will help you get more out of everyday life in the UK. It will also help if you want to:

  • Find work
  • Talk to doctors and teachers
  • Understand the laws and customs of the UK
  • Help your child with homework
  • Gain a qualification 

We offer courses in Blandford, Bournemouth, Dorchester, Poole, Weymouth, Sturminster Newton and Shaftesbury at different times of the day and evening. These courses are not fully funded by the Government and some learners will need to pay a fee to attend these courses.

Courses run for 35 weeks (3 hours per week). We also offer some courses that will run for 17 weeks (6 hours per week).

All of our courses lead to City & Guilds qualifications at the right level for you in Reading, Writing and Speaking & Listening.

If you are just starting to learn English you may decide that one of our Everyday ESOL courses is more appropriate. We will discuss the options with you.

We will help you choose the right course when you attend one of our admission sessions.



Courses available
Everyday ESOL A variety of courses for low level learners who wish to learn how to speak and respond to others around them.
ESOL Summer School Available for learners who want to maintain their skills or prepare for an accredited course starting in September.
Improve Your English (ESOL Entry 1) For complete beginners with no or very little English.
Improve Your English (Entry 1 – Entry 2) For those who need to build on their basic language skills.You will learn to read and write simple statements and ask to respond to simple questions.
Improve Your English (Entry 2- low Entry 3) For those wishing to move on, and extend their language skills and knowledge.
Improve Your English (High Entry 3 – Level 1) For those working at a higher level. You will refine your reading, writing and communication using a variety of methods.
Improve Your English (Level 1 and Level 2) For those working at Advanced level. You will refine your reading, writing and communication skills using a variety of methods.

Want to enrol?

To book your place on one of our ESOL Admission Sessions please call 01202 262300 | 01305 819059 or pop into one of our Learning Centres.

Contact us
For enrolment or queries: 01202 262300 | 01305 819059


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