If English is not your first language, then you will have the opportunity to study English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) at Salford College’s highly successful and popular ESOL Department. You will improve your level of speaking, reading, writing, grammar and spelling in classes with students from all over the world. In addition, you will have the opportunity to improve your mathematics skills.
We have courses from Entry Level 1 up to Level 2. Through our initial interview and short assessment process we will ensure that the study programme for you is appropriate and individualised to best suit your aspirations for future study, training or employment. You will also have your mathematics level assessed to ensure you are placed on the right level of course.
ESOL students assessed with a higher level of English (Entry Level 3 and above) will also have the opportunity to access a vocational pathway as part of their programme of study, such as:
• Introduction to construction
Learn the basics of painting, decorating, plumbing, joinery, plastering, and engineering. This course is very practical and hands-on and you will soon be able to do lots of basic tasks.
• Introduction to hairdressing and beauty
Learn about treatments offered, meet and greet clients, take bookings and carry out treatments such as styling hair, providing manicures and hand massage.
• Introduction to hospitality and catering
This course provides you with the opportunity to develop skills in the hospitality industry. You will have the chance to learn how to prepare and cook a variety of dishes and menus. There will also be opportunities to gain an insight into customer service skills, teamwork and health and safety in the catering industry.
You will have an opportunity to engage in all college enrichment activities along with trips and visits to support
your development of English and mathematics skills. You will visit local places of interest such as art galleries and museums, take part in team activities such as bowling and go further afield to National Trust venues. We look forward to welcoming you to the ESOL Department.
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You will complete a qualification in speaking and listening, reading, life and living skills and mathematics at the appropriate level. In addition, you will learn useful skills in digital technology and communication. All the English and other skills you learn on an ESOL programme will help you progress on to a range of other exciting courses at Salford College to make sure you can get a good job in the future.