Key Facts

16-18 ESOL (English for Speakers of other Languages)

The full-time ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) course is for students who are 16-18 years of age and have recently arrived in the UK. It is based in Carshalton.

This intensive 15-hour per week course will develop your skills in reading, writing, listening and speaking English. As well as studying ESOL you will study maths and ICT. There are numerous Enrichment activities planned by our supportive ESOL specialist to help you reach your full potential.

When you study at Carshalton College you get:

  • Highly experienced, qualified, specialist teachers
  • A welcoming learning environment
  • Regular 1:1 meetings with your course tutor
  • Excellent progression opportunities to our vocational courses
  • Excellent ESOL achievement rates
  • Opportunity to do Work Experience
  • Entry Requirements

    We will invite you to a Meet the Tutor event where you will receive information, advice, and guidance about the course you have applied for. This will be an opportunity for you to gain valuable information about the course and give you the opportunity to ask any questions you may have.

    No formal qualifications are required for ESOL courses but you must meet the standards required for our courses. You will be assessed prior to entry to ensure you are placed on the correct course for you. However, if you have studied ESOL before, please bring along any previous ESOL certificates you may have.

    We are firmly committed to finding the right course for you to ensure you can flourish! Talk to us today if you have any concerns about the application process, we are here to help take you to the next level.

  • Course Content

    We run courses at entry 1, 2 and 3 at Carshalton College.

    You will cover all the skills needs to improve your English and pass the exams. This includes reading, writing, speaking, listening, grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation. In addition you will cover topics relevant to young people living in London and the UK such as personal safety, sexual health, Prevent, the environment, culture and customs.

    There will also be opportunities to go on outings with your fellow students.

  • Progression Next Steps

    • Progress to next level of ESOL
    • Progress to another courses across South Thames College Group

    During your time with us you will have access to a dedicated team of careers and education advisors to help you as you take the next steps towards achieving your goals.

  • Additional Information

    ESOL courses for 16-18s are free.

    Although the course starts in September we do accept applications after this. Please apply at any time if you are interested and will will assess your English and discuss your options.

  • Course Structure

    The 16-18 ESOL Study Programme runs through the academic year, typically attending college four days a week. Usually Monday to Thursday with work experience on some Fridays during the year. This will normally be between 10 and 20 hours in addition to your normal timetable. The course is divided into three term with exams in each term.

  • Assessment Details

    Your progress will be checked throughout the length of the course and your exams will be spread-out across all three Terms. You will take Ascentis ESOL exams in speaking and listening, reading and writing. In addition you will take an Functional Skills ICT or a Digital Skills qualification and a Functional Skills maths exams.