EFL (English as a Foreign Language)

Start date(s):
14 Sep 2020
Duration:
1 year
Level:
Varies
Course Code:
1025904
Study Mode:
Part Time
Attendance Type:
Campus
Attendance Pattern:
Daytime
Location:
Framwellgate Moor Campus
Course costs:
Currently unavailable
Funding

Overview

Course details may be subject to change

An EFL course is designed to help learners develop their skills and confidence in using English in a variety of different situations. Studying alongside people from all over the world, you will develop your ability to express and communicate your own ideas & emotions fluently and accurately.

We will assess your level in speaking, listening, reading and writing. Following this we will provide you with a tailored timetable to match your individual needs.


Experience

ESOL

ESOL Mentors' Project

Our ESOL students were invited to attend sessions with volunteers from the Sixth Form Centre and sports courses.

ESOL

Visit to Durham Town Hall

This February our ESOL students visited the beautiful Durham Town Hall.

Wynyard Primary School

ESOL students visited Wynyard Primary School

Students visited Wynyard Primary School to talk to pupils about different cultures and languages.

ESOL

Visit to castle and cathedral

This October our ESOL students visited the World Heritage Centre on Palace Green.

6 book challenge

The 6 Book Challenge

The 6 Book Challenge helps to build students confidence and literacy skills.

Esh 2015 01

Students provide a taste of culture

Our ESOL students visited a local primary school to give the pupils a taste of their culture.

ESOL

ESOL Mentors' Project

Our ESOL students were invited to attend sessions with volunteers from the Sixth Form Centre and sports courses.

Wynyard Primary School

ESOL students visited Wynyard Primary School

Students visited Wynyard Primary School to talk to pupils about different cultures and languages.

ESOL

British Culture Class

ESOL students learned about different aspects of British culture, such as popular foods.

ESOL

Employment and Enterprise Event

ESOL staff and students held an employment event in May.

Aims

This course aims to help learners develop their skills and confidence in speaking, listening, reading and writing. It will also prepare learners for entry to a Cambridge main suite exam at an appropriate level.

Modules

You will study the following modules:
  • Grammar
  • Vocabulary
  • Pronunciation
  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Speaking
  • Listening
  • Exam Skills
  • General Academic Skills.

Delivery

Wednesday:
6pm-8pm
*Days and times of study are subject to change. Timetables are confirmed at the start of term.

Teaching & assessment

You will have an initial assessment before starting the programme. To monitor your progress, you will complete regular assessments throughout the year.
If you wish you progress your skills further, you will have the opportunity to enter for a Cambridge main suite exam – this qualification is internationally recognised.

Most students progress between levels in one year, however, as everyone learns languages at different speeds, it is possible to move more quickly or take more time.

Meet our students

Jeovani Brandao CS

Jeovani Brandao

EFL student, Jeovani, is now a researcher in Physics.  He recently completed a PhD in Brazil and began a Post-Doctoral at Durham University.

 

Magdalena

Magdalena Palucha

ESOL student Magdalena formed many friendships during her time at New College Durham.  She is now a specialist bilingual teacher for Durham Country Council.

Ewa

Ewa Smuklerz

Ewa studied ESOL then progressed within the college to FdA Business and Management and BA (Hons) Management.  She has since gained a PGCE and is now teaching business, English and maths at Manchester College.

Raquel Raya Porcel

Raquel Raya Porcel

ESOL student Raquel described her experience at New College Durham as supportive, fun and helping her to progress.

Chutiporn Colledge

Chutiporn Colledge

Chutiporn was awarded Student of the Year during her time at college. She currently works at the South Causey Inn.

Aysun Karaarslan

Aysun Karaarslan

Aysun now works at the Scientific and Technological Council of Turkey Space Technologies Research Institute (TUBITAK UZAY) and the improvement in her English is very useful in her current job role.

Funding

No funding is available as this is a Full Cost Course.

Additional Costs

You may wish to purchase a course book at approximately £30.

Interview Instructions

Applicants will need to attend an Advice and Guidance session with a member of the course team in order to book an assessment.

Assessment takes approximately one hour and is in the form of a written test and an interview.

Entry Criteria

This course is designed for people whose first language is not English. There are no academic entry requirements but the offer of a place is dependent on the outcome of the initial interview and assessment. The applicant's language skills must fall within the range of Beginner to Advanced.

Successful applicants would be expected to have a similar level in all skills - reading, writing, speaking and listening.