Sutton College has a long-established ESOL department which has served 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 offer courses at a variety of times and locations, including online, 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. They take place at various times in the morning, afternoon and evening. Most courses run twice a week. Depending on your availability, you can attend more than one course.
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 2021-22, we have a range of courses to enhance your ESOL skills. These can be taken alongside ESOL classes or as a stand- alone course.
After completing your ESOL course you can progress further ESOL courses in the department or, depending on your level, move onto different courses within the college.
Appointments for ESOL assessments for courses starting in September are now available to book – book your assessment here
Please follow the process below to book your appointment:
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 in the new academic year.
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.