West Thames College London

English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) for Adults

West Thames College offers ESOL courses for adult learners from beginners Entry Level to Level 1 equivalent to GCSE grade D. We will interview you and give you an initial assessment to find out which level is right for you. We provide exam courses which cover speaking, listening, reading and writing. E3 and Level 1 courses are recognised by the Study, Work and Life in the UK programme. The courses include a variety of topics including citizenship and employability skills. Courses take place daytime or evening and are for either 10, 5.5 or 5 hours per week. We currently have spaces available. If you want to attend please book an appointment by phone or by visiting the college for our Friday morning assessment session.

Key course features


Edexcel ESOL Skills for Life, City & Guilds Functional Skills Maths

Level: Entry Level

Mode: Part-time

Start Date: 05 September 2016

Who is this course for?

UK and EU residents, economic migrants, asylum seekers and refugees who wish to learn English.

About the course

These courses are offered at all levels from beginners upwards and cover speaking, listening, reading and writing skills in English. The full-time, 10-hour course includes maths, citizenship, employability and IT to provide the skills you need for successful study, work and life in the UK.

How will I be assessed?

All language classes follow the Adult ESOL Core Curriculum. You will take externally recognised Skills for Life exams at the appropriate level. There are opportunities to take examinations every term which allow you to progress more quickly through the levels.

Where next?

You may go on to another course such as ESOL Destinations (all at Level 1) or find employment or voluntary work. We will give you advice about further training and work opportunities.

Entry requirements
There are no entry requirements for this course. You will have an initial interview and assessment to establish your level of English in reading, writing, speaking and listening. If you need advice before you apply, please call 020 8326 2020 or email info@west-thames.ac.uk.

Please note there are various fee options for this course. For more information and assistance phone 020 8326 2015.

  • 10 hour day course (part funded)
  • 5.5 hour day course (full cost): £940
  • 5.5 hour day course (part funded)
  • 5 hour evening course (full cost): £940
  • 5 hour evening course (part funded)
How to apply?
Please call 020 8326 2020 or come to our Isleworth Campus to complete a form.


  1. Sadaf Mostamandi

    ICT Level 1 with ESOL

    Sadaf Mostamandi

    “I love the course! The lecturers are very kind and supportive. In one year I’ve improved my ICT skills and my English skills and I now feel confident about progressing to the Level 2 ICT course in September. My goal is to continue on to Level 3 and eventually work in an IT company.”

  2. Saneela Saleem

    ESOL Threshold Entry 3

    Saneela Saleem

    "The college is perfect. It's a very friendly place. I've really enjoyed working as a student ambassador. I've been able to learn new things and meet new people and improve my English."

  3. Soraia Viriato

    ESOL Threshold

    Soraia Viriato

    “The teachers are really good and the lessons are interesting. We do lots of games, activities and trips so we can practice what we’re learning. I’m finishing the ESOL [English for speakers of other languages] course this summer, but I’ll be coming back to do art and design in September. I really like the college and I’ve made lots of friends.”


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