Broadstairs College - Pre-ESOL For Speakers of Other Languages (below 16)
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Qualification: Pre-ESOL For Speakers of Other Languages (below 16)
Location: Broadstairs

Pre-ESOL For Speakers of Other Languages (below 16)

At Broadstairs College, we are proud to work with migrants and refugees through our range of study programmes that support speakers of other languages with different levels. All programmes are from 2-3 days a week. The Pre-ESOL programme runs from September until July over 38 weeks.

Our Pre-ESOL (Pre 16) unaccompanied school children programme is aimed for students and newcomers who have very little control of English. It will support to move into the mainstream ESOL by improving your English language skills, maths and IT.

We have a wonderful team of progression mentors who will provide pastoral care and support with travelling.

What will I learn?

All courses are full-time and include English tuition alongside maths, ICT, creative and catering.

Units covered:

  • English – learning includes reading, writing, speaking, listening, grammar and vocabulary. The programme is designed to enable students to take individual components at the level they can achieve.
  • Maths – up to 2.5 hours per week maths tuition is included in the programme.
  • Sciences – we will be introducing basic science lessons from term 2.
  • IT Skills – students will work on their computer skills including keyboard and mouse control, touch typing, file management, word processing, spreadsheets, presentation skills, using the internet, implementing e-mail usage, Microsoft Teams.
  • Citizenship – the course discusses aspects of life in the UK such as society, politics, media, community, law, work, charity, money and finance.
  • Sports and Healthy Living – keeping fit, exploring healthy living choices, and participating in sports events.
  • Arts and Crafts – enabling students to explore their creativity.
  • Employability skills – career planning and goal setting, rights and responsibilities at work, effective skills, qualities and attitudes for learning and work, interview skills.
  • Enrichment activities – this includes educational trips, workshops, events and talks.
  • You will also undertake 30 hours of work experience and 10 hours of social action such as community work.


How will I be assessed?

Students will be assessed through formative and summative assessments conducted internally within the college.

At the start, there will be an initial assessment where we will find out how we can support you according to your individual needs and requirements.

The ongoing assessments is checking up along the way as you progress during the learning cycle.

1:1 tutoring and mentoring will be provided to support you throughout your learning journey.


What may it lead to?

By the end of the Pre-ESOL course, you will have developed your personal study skills as well as English, maths and IT. Successful completion of the pre-ESOL course will allow you to progress on to our mainstream ESOL programme.


Entry Requirements

No formal qualifications are required.

Assessments are held prior to the start of the programme and students enrol on the pre-ESOL course

Entry Requirements

Please see our Group entry requirements

Contact us

We'd love to hear from you

Ramsgate Road
Broadstairs, Kent
CT10 1PN

01843 605040