East Sussex College is expanding its English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) programme by offering a new course at its Eastbourne campus.

The popular English language course equips people who have English as their second language with the language skills for everyday life in the UK.

This year, the ESOL team has moved under the College’s award-winning International department, which for nine years in a row has been ranked as the number one college in the UK for English language programmes.

From September 2021, students will be able to study an intensive daytime exam programme with more hours of teaching per course, or an evening exam programme for those who are unable to study during the day. There will also be a non-exam intensive programme for those with a lower level of English.

Mark Allen, Director of International at East Sussex College, said, “We’re delighted to be able to expand our ESOL in Eastbourne. Our new course will follow the same successful format of our ESOL course in Hastings, helping people with their writing, reading, listening, and speaking.

“We’re reaching out to members of our local community so that they can come and learn and achieve English qualifications to enable them to access further education courses and find employment in the local area.

“We have an experienced and caring team who will carefully assess the level of English before people join, so we can find the right level course for them.”

If you are interested, or know someone who is interested, please contact Student Services at the Eastbourne campus on 030 300 39300 or email eastbourne.info@escg.ac.uk.

To join the ESOL course, students will first take an assessment test with one of our tutors. The test will show us their current level of English and we will recommend the best course based on the results. We run six levels of ESOL.

  • Pre-entry – Complete Beginner
  • Entry 1 – Beginner
  • Entry 2 – Pre-Intermediate
  • Entry 3 – Intermediate (B1)
  • Level 1 – Upper Intermediate
  • Level 2 – Advanced