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About the course

ESOL is all about integration and inclusivity. You will have the opportunity to make new friends and will be part of a welcoming and diverse community. It will develop your language and communication skills as well as increase your confidence in speaking, writing and reading English. 

This course is broken down into 3 sections:

  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Speaking and Listening

You can choose to study one, two or all three sections. 

Entry requirements

This course is for adults aged 19 and over.

It is suitable for those who speak English as a second or other language and who are at beginners’ level.

We also offer a full-time ESOL programme for learners aged 16 to 24. This course is two to three days a week at Harlow College. Click here to view this course

How much does it cost?

You can study 1, 2 or all 3 parts of this ESOL course:

£150 Reading

£150 Writing 

£300 Speaking and Listening 

This course is free if:

  • You earn less than 
  • You are unemployed and in receipt of benefits

If you are not sure whether you need to study 1, 2 or all 3 parts of this ESOL course, please speak to our Bright Futures Training Centre 01279 868173 or email:

Who is it suitable for?

This course is for adults aged 19 and over who would like to develop their English speaking, reading, writing and listening skills.

If you are an employer and would like a bespoke training programme for your staff we can tailor this to your specifications and deliver it on your site. To find out more please speak to our Bright Futures Training Centre 01279 868173 or email:

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Why study?

Your study programme will also include maths and personal & social development programmes which can develop your skills and prepare you for employment or for progressing onto another course at a higher level. 

You are also part of a greater community and will take part in enrichment activities that enable you to build life skills and strong friendships. 

You can enrol throughout the year and will be entered for nationally recognised assessments when you are ready.

Your classes will either be in the evening or daytime at our Bright Futures Training Centre in Harlow Town Centre or in  Stansted. 

Where will this course take me?

Living and Working in the UK 

Employability Skills 

Level 2 Maths and English on completion of Level 1 ESOL

Core modules

  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Speaking and listening

I'm interested. What should I do now?

Call 01279 868100 and talk to an Admissions Adviser
Ask Us a question about this course