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Welcome to the English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) department

Adult Learners

Bonjour! Salam! Ola! Ciao! Marhaba! Jambo! Guten Tag! Whatever your first language or wherever in the world you come from, we would love to welcome you to Milton Keynes College.

If you want to improve your English as a second language and get more skills to help you enter further study or employment, then Milton Keynes English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) courses are an ideal choice for you.

We offer a range of English courses from Beginner to Level 2. The majority of courses are 9 or 12 hours per week, with 3 hour options in the evening. We will help you improve on your speaking, listening, reading and writing skills, no matter what level of English you already have.

We also offer a Cambridge B2 First Certificate in English (FCE) course. This course will help you improve your spoken and written accuracy in English at an upper-intermediate level or ESOL level 1 in order to fully prepare you for the Cambridge B2 first exam. This course is 3 hour per week, with daytime and evening options available.

We also offer Maths classes, which are an excellent way for you to increase the amount of time you practice your English while improving another skill at the same time.

On top of this, you will also get the opportunity to use your English on trips during the year. Students have previously visited museums, historic landmarks, theme parks and personal development workshops. We also run student reading and conversation clubs to develop your skills further.

If you are interested in ESOL programmes, there are a number of flexible study options available to you. If you would like to talk to us about a course, please contact either Joanne Peacock or Julie Pope.

Things to know
  • Minimum enrolment age is 19 years old. (If you would like to talk to us about Under 19s ESOL courses please see below or contact Marta Szymkowiak)
  • Course fees vary. Fees will be provided after an individual assesment.
Term holidays

The 2018-2019 term starts on 10th September 2018 and ends on 28th June 2018. There will be no classes on UK bank holidays and during these term holidays: 

29 October - 2 November '18
21 December '18 - 4 January '19
18 February - 22 February '19
8 April - 22 April '19 (subject to change)
27 May - 31 May '19


Under 19s ESOL

We offer dedicated ESOL courses for under 19s. As an under 19 learner, you will receive additional support to help you with both your personal and professional development.

Please see our student support area for more information on the services that will be available to you, view our policy document (see below) or talk to our ESOL team for more details.

If you would like to view further details or apply for an Under 19s ESOL course then please see the course finder.

Adult English & Maths

We know that if you are taking the steps to learn English to a high standard, that you are most likely going to be looking for employment in the future in this country. Most industries require you to have a certain standard of English and Maths. Here at Milton Keynes College, we offer English & Maths study programmes for adults ranging from Entry Level to GCSE. You will be assessed to see where your skills are currently at, and what kind of tuition and support you need.

Adult English

Adult Maths
Parents & Carers

Please see our parents & carers area, for more information.

If you are currently unemployed...

No doubt you will be looking for some way to improve your skills and become more employable. Take a look at our Workability courses which are tailored towards people on benefits and work towards getting people ready for work. Courses range from IT Skills to Catering.

English for Speakers of Other Languages

Full Time
English for Speakers of Other Languages - Under 19's - 03/09/2018
 
Course Code: 4091P-1/1 Start Date: 03/09/2018 Study Mode: Full-Time Fees: 16-18 N/A, 19-23 £1250.00,
24+ £1250.00, Overseas £4500.00
Location: Chaffron Way Campus
Highlights Include
  • Improve your English skills in English Language classes and practical sessions
  • Improve your maths and ICT skills and gain qualifications
  • Carry out work experience and receive support with preparing for employment
  • Opportunities to practice newly-learned skills inside the college and within the local community

English for Speakers of Other Languages

Part Time
ESOL - 10/09/2018
 
Course Code: ESOLPT9S-1/1 Start Date: 10/09/2018 Study Mode: Part-Time, Flexible, 0:00 - 0:00 Fees: 16-18 N/A, 19-23 £400.00,
24+ £400.00, Overseas £800.00
Location: Chaffron Way Campus
Highlights Include
  • Learn part-time, fitting your studies around your job and lifestyle
  • Learn from experienced bi-lingual teachers
  • Choose from morning, afternoon or evening classes
  • Meet lots of other people learning English as a second language 
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