ESOL English Language

ESOL Classes at Sutton College

There are still opportunities to join an ESOL course this academic year at Sutton College  (Summer term – April – June 2021)

We will be offering the following ESOL courses:

– Speaking with Confidence Entry 1 (2 hours per week – onsite)
– Speaking with Confidence E2/3  (2 hours per week – online)
– L1/2 Speaking with Confidence  (2 hours per week- online)

This is a great opportunity to develop accuracy and fluency with your speaking skills.  If you are interested in attending any of the courses above, ESOL assessments will be taking place ONLINE from week commencing 22nd  March 2021 and dates will be released shortly.

Please follow the process below:

  1. Please to book an appointment window to speak to an ESOL assessor.
    The call  will last approx 15 minutes.
  2. When you have booked an appointment, you will receive a confirmation email from the college and links to tasks which must be completed and submitted BEFORE your appointment. Please make sure you complete them as without them we will not be able to organise a class for you. Complete the writing and grammar tests on your own, without any help.
  3. An ESOL teacher/assessor will contact you at the time/date you have chosen. You may be called at any time during this slot. Please make sure you are free for the entire hour as we may not be able to call you back later. If you cannot receive the call, please contact curriculum@suttoncollege.ac.uk
  4. During your conversation with the teacher, your course options will be discussed and agreed with you. Please note that we are not able to offer our full programme of study face-to-face in the Spring term, so you may be offered an online course.
  5. You will then receive an email with your course details and instructions on how to enrol for your course(s) within 1 week.

If your class is online, you will have live/video classes with your teacher and your classmates via Google Meet. You will also be able to access class materials and homework on Google Classroom. Log in details will be sent to you once you have enrolled on your course(s).

We look forward to welcoming and supporting you with your English studies at Sutton College.



Want to study English?

See below to establish which course is relevant for you.

Sutton College has a long-established ESOL department serving the needs of the local community for many years. ESOL means English for Speakers of Other Languages and the classes are open to everyone whose first language is not English. Our classes support learners at every level, from beginners to advanced, in achieving their goals, whether they are to help children with their schoolwork, integrate into the community, gain confidence, find a job or achieve  a promotion.  We have over 700 students studying with 20 specialist ESOL tutors within the department. We offer courses at a variety of times and locations in order for students to find a time that suits them. Our classes are held at both the Wallington and Sutton centres and within a range of community settings, taking place at various times in the morning, afternoon and evening. 

We offer ESOL courses from beginner (Pre-Entry) to advanced (Level 2) and students have the opportunity of working towards a recognised qualification with Trinity College London in reading, writing and speaking and listening. New for 2020-21, we will also be offering courses in Employability Skills at a variety of levels, which students can access in order to improve job prospects. 

 After completing your ESOL course you can progress further in the department or, depending on your level, move onto different courses within the College. 

For those who would like an internationally recognised qualification, we offer Cambridge English at Preliminary (PET), First Certificate (FCE) and Cambridge advanced (CAE). These courses are particularly useful if you are planning on returning to your home country and would like to have a qualification from the UK.

For more information, visit www.suttoncollege.ac.uk/courses/esol where you can book an appointment to come and see us. 


GCSE English Language

Functional Skills English

English for Speakers of other languages (ESOL)

• Do you already have a good grasp of English but need to improve your knowledge of English to help you with your current job, future job or further studies?

• Do you have a genuine interest in exploring the way language is used?

• Do you have an interest in studying 19th to 21st century texts?

If ‘Yes’, GCSE English would be the right course for you.

• Is your first language English or have you already achieved ESOL Level 1 qualifications?

• Do you need to improve your everyday English?

• Do you want to get better at reading newspaper articles, writing letters/e-mails and speaking more confidently?

If ‘Yes’, Functional Skills English (Entry Level to Level 2/GCSE equivalent) would be the right course for you.

• Are you a non-native English speaker?

• Do you need to improve your English to help you settle into the community and understand the culture?

• Do you want to be able to read, write speak and listen with more confidence?

• Do you want to learn essential language skills to properly communicate in English?

If ‘Yes’, ESOL (Pre-Entry to Level 2) would be the right course for you.

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