ESOL Hastings

Is English your second language? Would you like to improve your English? Our ESOL classes cover reading, writing, listening and speaking as well as the vocabulary, grammar and functional language needed for everyday life in the UK. With great facilities and a friendly environment, you will have an opportunity to develop your English for a variety of purposes including employment, further study, communicating with friends and family and developing knowledge and skills for life.


Hastings (Station Plaza)


Entry Level

Course Type



Course Code Starts Ends Days
18066-01 05/08/24 04/08/25 Various Throughout Year

What will I study?

In Hastings we have full-time courses, which are five days a week, or part-time courses, which are one evening a week for 17 weeks. There are three courses per year and each course runs for 11 weeks, ending with an exam in reading, speaking & listening or writing.

You will learn with other students who have the same level of English. Our teachers are very experienced and they use a variety of approaches to make sure that your classes are interesting, motivating and effective. Classes include group work, pair and project work and computer-based activities.


Whatever your level or knowledge, we have a course for you. First, you will need to take an assessment test with one of our tutors. The test will show us your level of English and we will recommend the best course for you.

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

What previous qualifications or experience do I need?

You must be aged 16 years or older, and have the right to live in the UK. You must have a valid visa to cover the entire length of your course. Entry to an ESOL course is dependent on the results of a written and oral assessment test with one of our tutors. This course requires a high level of commitment, so attendance to all classes is mandatory.

How will I be assessed?

There are three courses per year and each course is from 11 to 12 weeks. Each course has a different skill focus: reading, writing or speaking & listening and there are options to take exams in this skill.

What qualification will I achieve?

You will take a national accredited ESOL Skills for Life qualification.

What can I do after completing this course?

When you have finished your course, you could move on to a higher level of ESOL, you might find a job or you might go on to further education.

Are there any extra costs?

Many ESOL courses are funded by the Government and have no fees.

You may have to pay fees depending on how much you earn and what course you are taking.

When we invite you to college, bring your ID and your most recent benefits letter or wage slip. Our staff will advise you on the best course and tell you if there are any fees.

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