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An English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) class is for anyone who does not have English as their main language.

The classes are studied part-time and will help you with your English speaking, reading and writing skills.

You can study them in the morning, afternoon and evening on a weekday. They take place in Oxford, Didcot, Abingdon, Bicester and Witney.

You can start in September or February and they take 15 weeks to complete. At the end of your studies, you can continue on to a higher level Functional Skills or GCSE English course.

Before starting, you will have a short interview with us so that we can understand what level you will start at. Levels start at Beginner Entry Level 1 and go up to GCSE Level 2.

ESOL classes cost £120 but are free to learners on JSA/ESA or on other income-based benefits if unemployed.

Whilst we cannot guarantee you a place, we will do our best to find a class that is the right level for you.

You can contact the faculty administrator, Medhat Ghobrial, to book an appointment:

01235 216 466 | medhat.ghobrial@abingdon-witney.ac.uk

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