ESOL - English for Speakers of Other Languages
Our aim is to help learners improve their language skills in order to enhance their employment opportunities or to help them access further education and training.
English for Speakers of Other Languages
ESOL courses are designed for people whose first language is not English. We offer courses at all levels. Each course is tailored to help you study at a level that is appropriate for you, and aims to:
- Help you to cope better with everyday life in the UK
- Develop your English skills to improve your employment prospects
- Provide you with a qualification in English
- Enable you to progress to an academic or vocational course
What do we offer?
- English classes at our main sites from Basic Beginners Pre-Entry level to Upper Intermediate level 1
- English classes at many community venues, schools and some Haringey Libraries
- Class sizes of no more than 15 people
- Morning, afternoon or evening classes
- The opportunity to develop your speaking, listening, reading, writing, grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation, computing and study skills
- Citizenship is embedded in most ESOL courses
- Writing skills support classes for students at Entry levels to help them improve their writing and spelling
- A Skills for Life qualification at the end of the course covering reading, writing, listening and speaking
Who are ESOL courses for?
If you are a citizen of the UK or a country within the European Economic Area or have lived in either for at least the last three years then you should be eligible for UK government funding for your ESOL course.
People with certain types of immigration status such as refugee status, discretionary, exceptional or indefinite leave to enter or to remain and their family members are also usually eligible.
Are the courses free?
Yes, if you are studying on an accredited course and you are receiving Universal Credit, Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA) or Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) and National Insurance Credits
How much do courses cost?
Learners who are studying on accredited courses and are in receipt of Income Support, Working Tax Credit, or Council Tax, or Housing Benefit etc must pay £2.75 per hour.
If you do not meet one of the above criteria, HALS ESOL courses will be charged at £4.50 per hour.
Learners who are studying on non – accredited courses and in receipt of Universal Credit, Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA) or Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) and National Insurance Credits and are in the work – related activity group (WRAG) must pay £1.50 per hour. If you do not meet one of the above criteria, HALS ESOL courses will be charged at £3.00 per hour.
All learners must pay for exams
(£30 for Speaking & Listening Mode, £15 for each Reading & Writing Modes except those learners in receipt of JSA, ESA, Universal Credit and National Insurance Credits.
We offer crèche facilities at Northumberland Park School. A standard charge of £1 per session is made, £0.50 per session to those on benefits. Places must be booked and
paid at enrolment.
Find out more
To discuss your options, book a place on one of the enrolment days or weekly assessment sessions, please contact HALS on 020 8489 2500.
We are extending our courses in improving reading, writing and numeracy in the community. Please contact us for more information.
- Wood Green Learning Centre
2nd Floor, Central Library
- Tel 020 8489 2596/2523
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org
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