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English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)

We offer free (subject to eligibility) English classes for people who do not speak English as their first language. Many of our students progress onto college/university courses or into employment.

Classes are offered at the following levels:

  • Pre-entry (beginner) - part-time

  • Entry 1 (beginner - A1*) - full-time or part-time

  • Entry 2 (elementary - A2) - full-time or part-time

  • Entry 3 (pre-intermediate - B1) - full-time or part-time

  • Level 1 (intermediate - B2) - full-time or part-time

    • We also offer ESOL+ courses at Level 1 to help learners progress to a higher-level course at Gower College Swansea. Learners can choose one of 5 ESOL+ subjects, which they will study in addition to their ESOL course. We currently offer ESOL+ in Art, Business, Engineering, Hairdressing and Health & Care.

  • Level 2 (upper-intermediate - C1) - part-time

*A1, A2, etc. refer to the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) for English language levels.

Entry requirements: Interview and initial assessment.