What's covered?

If English is not your first language, then this is the course for you. We offer a vibrant ESOL study programme for 15-18 year olds, which will help you improve your English and help you progress into a range of jobs or further study.

We're one of the few ESOL providers to be rated 'Outstanding' by Ofsted. So whether you already have a good understanding of English, or only know a few words and need to start from the beginning, we have an ESOL Study Programme for you.

We are committed to helping you progress with your English and gain essential qualifications in maths and ICT. At higher levels, your programme will include a vocational or academic subject plus work experience.

Our ESOL Department is well-known for its exciting use of technology in the classroom to ensure you are confident in using your English in everyday situations, both socially and in the workplace. We make learning fun with lots of interactive games, role-playing and events. Outside the classroom, you'll have the chance to take part in a whole range of discussions and educational trips, too, to help you improve your English skills and put them to the test in everyday conversations.

Our friendly and highly skilled teachers are on hand to help you find the course that's best for you. Whatever level you start at, you'll develop your English speaking, listening, reading and writing skills through a range of topics. In more advanced classes, you can take part in complex debates as you progress, and develop the more technical skills needed for some jobs, like report writing.

At every stage, you'll benefit from the support of our highly trained and experienced teachers. Plus, our courses lead to recognised qualifications, which are respected by employers, colleges and training providers.

For those aged 15 years old, we work in partnership with Slough Borough Council and the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead to provide course where appropriate.

What do you need?

Before you can join one of our courses, you will need to come to an interview and assessment session at Langley College. This will help us to find the right class for you. Please contact the Learner Service team to arrange an interview.

How you are assessed

You will work towards examinations in Speaking and Listening or Reading and Writing offered by Cambridge ESOL or Trinity College London. These are normally taken in January and June.

How Long?

These are all year-long courses.

What course next?

This will depend on your level and your interests. Your teachers will work closely with you to help you progress as quickly as possible and find the best course to suit you.

What could this lead to?

At college, you will be able to progress at your own pace through the levels to achieve your specific career ambitions, whether it is anything from catering to science or IT to graphic design. In fact, 100% of our higher level ESOL (Level 1) students moved on to further education or employment in 2013-14.

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