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English for Speakers of Other Languages

Course Overview

If English is not your main language you can join our ESOL classes.

Learning English can help you to make friends, get a job, get a better job, help your child with homework, talk to your doctor, child’s teachers, and neighbours, prepare for further or higher education and qualifications, and lots more. In the UK, English classes for adults are called ‘ESOL classes’. ESOL stands for English for Speakers of Other Languages. We run different classes in the community from beginner level to advanced.

Our courses run during the day and evening and at a variety of community venues in Neath Port Talbot and Powys.  You are welcome to join at any time.

ESOL courses offer the opportunity to improve your speaking, listening, reading and writing skills at the appropriate level.

  • Entry 1 – very little knowledge of the English Language is required
  • Entry 2 – some working knowledge of the English language is required
  • Entry 3 – a good understanding of spoken English, reading and writing, but need to further develop their grammar and vocabulary
  • Level 1/2– a very good understanding spoken English, reading and writing, but need to further develop their grammar and vocabulary
Entry Requirements

Students do not require any formal qualifications.

On joining you will have a discussion with one of our ESOL team to decide which course is most appropriate for you.

Assessments

This will depend on the qualification selected.

Agored Cymru units are assessed through can be assessed through coursework, oral questions and answers, role play/simulation or written tests

City & Guilds Skills for Life qualifications in Speaking & Listening, Reading and Writing are assessed through controlled assessments.

Career Prospects

You can progress to higher levels in Skills for Life, GCSEs or on to a vocational course suitable for employment.

Meet our Students

ESOL Courses

In the tables below you will find the days, times and venues for all our ESOL courses across Neath Port Talbot and Powys. If you require any information about our courses please call: 0330 818 8100.

NEATH PORT TALBOT

ESOL
CourseVenueDate and Time
ESOL BeginnersNeath CollegeMonday 10:00 – 12:30
ESOL BeginnersNeath CollegeTuesday 13:00 – 15:00
ESOL BeginnersNeath CollegeWednesday 10:00 – 12:30
ESOL BeginnersNeath CollegeWednesday 18:00 – 20:00
ESOL IntermediateNeath CollegeMonday 10:00 – 12:30
ESOL IntermediateNeath CollegeThursday 13:00 – 15:30
ESOL IntermediateNeath CollegeTuesday 10:00 – 12:30
ESOL IntermediateNeath CollegeWednesday 10:00 – 12:30
ESOL IntermediateNeath CollegeWednesday 13:00 – 15:00
ESOL IntermediateNeath CollegeThursday 13:00 – 15:00
ESOL AdvancedNeath CollegeMonday 10:00 – 12:30
ESOL AdvancedNeath CollegeMonday 13:00 – 15:00
ESOL AdvancedNeath CollegeTuesday 18:00 – 20:00
ESOL AdvancedNeath CollegeWednesday 10:00 – 12:30
ESOL AdvancedNeath CollegeWednesday 13:00 – 15:00
ESOL AdvancedNeath CollegeFriday 10:00 – 12:30
ESOL Digital Literacy All LevelsNeath CollegeTuesday 13:00 – 15:00
ESOL Prep for Work All LevelsNeath CollegeThursday 10:00 – 12:00
ESOL Driving TheoryNeath CollegeTuesday 9:30 – 11:30
ESOL All LevelsBevin Avenue Port TalbotTuesday 13:00 – 15:00
ESOL All LevelsBevin Avenue Port TalbotTuesday 18:00 – 20:00
ESOL All LevelsBevin Avenue Port TalbotThursday 9:30 – 12:00
ESOL All LevelsPontardawe CollegeThursday 9:30 – 12:00

Powys

ESOL
CourseVenueDate and Time
ESOL IntermediateBrecon Beacons CollegeMonday 9:00 – 12:00
ESOL BeginnersBrecon Beacons CollegeTuesday 9:00 – 11:00
ESOL IntermediateBrecon Beacons CollegeWednesday 10:00 – 12:00
ESOL BeginnersBrecon Job CentreWednesday 14:00 – 16:00
ESOL IntermediateBrecon MuseWednesday 16:30 – 19:00
ESOL MixedCrickhowell Clarence HallThursday 10:00 – 13:00
ESOL MixedCrickhowell Community Sports CentreThursday 16:30 – 19:30
ESOL MixedBrecon Beacons CollegeThursday 14:00 – 16:00
ESOL BeginnersCwtch -BreconFriday 10:00 – 12:00
ESOL IntermediateBrecon Beacons CollegeFriday 9:00 – 12:00
ESOL AdvancedNewtown CollegeWednesday 17:00 – 19:15
ESOL Beginners/Pre-IntermediateNewtown CollegeTuesday 10:00 – 12:00
ESOL Intermediate/ AdvancedNewtown CollegeWednesday 10:00 – 12:00
ESOL Intermediate/ AdvancedNewtown CollegeWednesday 12:30 – 14:30
ESOL Pre-IntermediateNewtown CollegeThursday 10:00 – 12:00
ESOL Pre-IntermediateNewtown CollegeThursday 12:30 – 14:30
ESOL Beginners/Pre-IntermediateNewtown CollegeTuesday 12:30 – 14:45
ESOL IntermediateNewtown CollegeTuesday 17:00 – 19:00
ESOL All LevelsWelshpool Catholic ChurchThursday 17:00 – 19:00

Please get in contact if you need more information using the information below.

Joanne Howells – 0330 818 8408 joanne.howells@nptcgroup.ac.uk.

Jacqui Griffiths – 0330 818 8346 jacqui.griffiths@nptcgroup.ac.uk.

Linda Kelly – 0330 818 9012 linda.kelly@nptcgroup.ac.uk

Kath Jones – 0330 818 8485 kath.jones@nptcgroup.ac.uk

Course Providers

  • NPTC Group of Colleges

    • Crickhowell Clarence Hall
    • Crickhowell Community Sports Centre
    • Welshpool Catholic Church
    • Bevin Avenue Port Talbot
    • Brecon Job Centre
    • Brecon Muse
    • Brecon Beacons College
    • Newtown College
    • Pontardawe College
    • Neath College
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