ESOL - MK College

English for Speakers of Other Languages – Adult


At Milton Keynes College we run a whole range of part-time, short courses, for English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) qualifications from Pre Entry to Level 1. You will have an assessment to determine which course would best suit you.

What will I do?

The courses will help you with speaking, listening, reading and writing English.

Courses include speaking and listening from September, Writing from January and Reading from April. In addition, you will learn to apply your language skills in different contexts.

What’s next?

Improving your language skills by studying ESOL is a great way to prepare for further studies. Your new-found abilities and confidence will help improve future job prospects.

Upon finishing this course, you will gain a NOCN ESOL nationally recognised qualification.

From there you can either return to ESOL to explore the next level or study, or you can per sue adult courses within the wider college. 

Is it for me?

Our courses cater for a range of learners at a range of levels:

We offer a range of qualifications from exams to Individual Learning Plans (ILP)

Pre-Entry is a basic course, ideal if you are completely new to the language and have a very small amount of knowledge in at least one skill (reading, writing, speaking or listening).

Entry 1 leads to a national qualification in English and would suit you if you have little knowledge of the language. Topics covered include shopping, going to the doctor and everyday life.

Entry 2 leads to a national qualification in English, ideal if you have a basic knowledge of spoken and written English. You will learn how to ask questions, give information and talk about the past and future. You will also learn how to fill in forms and write short letters or stories.

Entry 3 leads to a national qualification in English. If you can already speak and write in a range of everyday situations this course will help you improve your knowledge of vocabulary, grammar and pronunciation.

For more advanced students we also offer courses at Level 1

ESOL Level 1 leads to a national qualification in English. Ideal for you if you can speak and write quite fluently in a variety of situations and would like to increase vocabulary and grammar.


There are no formal qualifications required to start the course but you will have an assessment of your level of English before you start.

Course Information

  1. ESOL



    9 Sep 2024


    6 Dec 2024


    2 Months





    • FEES

    • 19 – 23


    • 24+


    • Overseas


Course highlights

  • The Annual College in the Community Day.
  • Visit to the local community, galleries, cafes etc. to use your new English knowledge in context.
  • Culture week, celebrating the cultures of our diverse community. 


You will be continually assessed throughout the course through homework and progress tests. It is a requirement of the ESOL Programme to take ESOL exams.

How can I pay for my course?

There are a variety of ways in which you can get help with fees and funding while studying. Get advice on applying for funding and assessing your eligibility for financial aid here.

This course attracts funding for eligible students, so please check with the admissions team about your own circumstances. 


Your progress is monitored through regular assessments inside and outside of class. You will be receive feedback from your tutors throughout your course. 

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