Course overview

Adult English for beginners City of Bristol College

This is a course for adults who want to improve their English language skills. In this once-a-week course, you will learn basic vocabulary and phrases for everyday life topics such as going to the doctor, using transportation, speaking to people in Bristol, going to the bank, etc. The class is taught by an ESOL lecturer who will create lessons based on your language needs. After you complete this beginner’s level English course, you will be prepared to join a twice a week English class with the Adult ESOL department or join another 10-week ESOL and vocational class.

Dates and applications

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Adult English for beginners Ashley Down Centre
Bristol
Course Code
CBP0735C01-2
Dates
13/01/2023 - 24/03/2023
Duration
10 weeks
Days
Fri
Hours per week
3.00
Start Time
09:30
Location
Ashley Down Centre
Fee
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Adult English for beginners Ashley Down Centre
Bristol
Course Code
CBP0735C01-3
Dates
28/04/2023 - 07/07/2023
Duration
10 weeks
Days
Fri
Hours per week
3.00
Start Time
09:30
Location
Ashley Down Centre
Fee
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Adult English for beginners College Green Centre
Bristol
Course Code
CGP0735C01-3
Dates
11/01/2023 - 22/03/2023
Duration
10 weeks
Days
Weds
Hours per week
3.00
Start Time
09:30
Location
College Green Centre
Fee
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Course Code Dates Duration Days Hours per week Start Time Location Fee
CBP0735C01-2 13/01/2023 - 24/03/2023 10 weeks Fri 3.00 09:30 Ashley Down Centre
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CBP0735C01-3 28/04/2023 - 07/07/2023 10 weeks Fri 3.00 09:30 Ashley Down Centre
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CGP0735C01-3 11/01/2023 - 22/03/2023 10 weeks Weds 3.00 09:30 College Green Centre
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Additional information

Who is this course for?

These courses are for adults whose first language is not English. These courses are designed for those whose English level is below Level 2. It is also for adults for whom once a week lessons work better than twice a week. As it is just once a week, there will be a mixture of levels in the class, but following your initial assessment, we will do our best to place you in a class with students of a similar level.

What you'll learn

You will learn basic vocabulary and phrases for everyday life topics such as going to the doctor, using transportation, speaking to people in Bristol, going to the bank, etc. You will also practice correct pronunciation, grammar and spelling. There will be a variety of activities that practice the four language skills: reading, writing, listening and speaking.

Course entry requirements

You must be 19 or older and meet the residency requirements. Your residency will be assessed by the Learner Services team during enrolment.

How is the course delivered and assessed?

The course is delivered in the classroom once a week. There are no formal assessments as this is an ILP course (Individual Learning Plan) which means that you will set your own goals at the beginning of the class and work to achieve them throughout the ten weeks with the help of the lecturer.

Future career and study opportunities

These courses are designed to be a stepping stone into further studies. Ideally, you will finish this course and then join a twice a week Adult ESOL course, another 10 week ESOL and vocational short course or a full-time or part-time vocational course. You may also go on to find new employment.

Additional costs

As a City of Bristol College student, you may incur additional costs to attend your course. For example, it is likely you may need to pay for travel and stationery. 

Many courses offer learning opportunities that you may need to pay for. This may include things like study visits and visiting speakers. We will let you know in advance if there will be additional costs.

If you are on a limited income, you may be able to receive help from our Learner Support Funding Bursary.

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