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English for Speakers of Other Languages

Our English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) programme is aimed at students whose primary language is not English.

If English is not your first language we provide a range of courses which will help you improve your English language skills. You’ll study speaking and listening, reading and writing to improve your skills in listening and responding, speaking to communicate, contributing effectively, and engaging in discussions and improving your spelling, grammar and punctuation skills. We offer both full and flexible part-time courses and our highly experienced team will discuss the best options for you. 

Our full time ESOL Study Programme at Entry 1-Level 1 are for 16–18 year olds. Alongside your ESOL course, you will also study maths, employability, digital skills, well-being and take part in work experience, allowing you to have real hands-on experience to put your skills to the test and help develop them further. In addition we offer  enrichment trips to develop your understanding of Life in The UK and sports activities. 


Please note, at the end of the online application form there is a question about the amount of time you have been in the UK and advised if it’s under 3 years to apply in person at the college, this is not now necessary, and the form is being updated. Please tick 3 years and continue with the form, a Status Check will be completed before you enrol.

Career Opportunities

Many students progress into vocational subject areas on completion of the ESOL programme, depending on your career plans. You can talk to our careers advisors about the individual opportunities available to you.

English for Speakers of Other Languages Courses for School Leavers

  • ESOL

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I chose to come to North Lindsey College as this was the best option to improve my English Language. Tutors are friendly, helpful and knowledgeable and the College is a great atmosphere to study in. On completion of my ESOL course, I would like study Beauty Therapy.

Rozhan Ahmed ESOL Speaking & Listening
Student Rozhan sits smiling and looking off to the side. Behind Rozhan, other students are sat studying at their desks, and blurred in the background some student work is displayed on the rear wall