Cambridge Regional College - Centre of Vocational Excellence

English as a Second/Other Language (ESOL)

ESOL for Summer Online Course

Starts 6th July

ESOL course

A fantastic way opportunity for you to learn English this summer. Only £40 per week for a minimum of three weeks. If you are on benefits such as Job Seekers Allowance, ESA, Income Support, Universal Credit, Housing or Council Tax or you are on a low wage (less than £17,004.00 annual gross salary) you will not have to pay any tuition fees.

  • 6th July – 31 July 2020
  • Mon-Fri, 9:30am – 1:00pm
  • Delivered online through distance learning
  • For EEA and EU students living in the UK aged 19+

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ESOL course

We also offer the following ESOL courses

Click the course title to find out more information and to apply.

COURSE Campus Start date
ESOL Skills for Life (aged 19+) Cambridge 03/09/2020
ESOL Skills for Life (aged 19+) Huntingdon 17/09/2020
ESOL Study Programme (aged 16-18) Cambridge 03/09/2020
ESOL Study Programme (aged 16-18) Huntingdon 03/09/2020
IELTS Online Online Various dates
IELTS Preparation Cambridge 17/09/2020

ESOL for business

ESOL for Business

If you are an employer with a number of employees who could benefit from ESOL, contact us to find out how we can help. Email


A Testimony from Our ESOL Student Abel from Spain

Thank you Abel for sharing your experience with us. We are very happy to know that you enjoy our ESOL course. wish you all the best in the future. To find more details of ESOL course, please click this link

Posted by Cambridge Regional College International Centre on Friday, September 7, 2018

Frequently Asked Questions about our ESOL programmes

ESOL Skills for Life is for people who live or want to live in the UK and who don’t speak English as their first language. There are five levels available. ESOL Skills for Life will help you develop your English for work or study.

ESOL Skills for Life is a course partly funded by the UK government. Status is determined on an individual basis dependent on a number of factors. However, you have to be able to stay for the whole period of the course AND sit the exam in order to benefit from the funding.

As a condition of the course, you will need to sit an exam at the end of your course. Exam levels are: • Entry Level 1 (A1/A2) • Entry Level 2 (A2/B1) • Entry Level 3 (B1) • Level 1 (B2) • Level 2 (C1) The exam covers Speaking and Listening (one exam), Reading (one exam) and Writing (one exam). The College course prepares you for all 3 modules, but you can sit one module only if necessary.

Before you start the course you need to take a test to decide your level of English and the level of the exam. The level of the exam depends also on the length of your course and your needs.

Your exam level cannot be changed, but you can take your exam early if you make really good progress. Our placement test covers grammar, writing, listening and speaking.

You do not need to take each level of exam. For example, you can start your course at Entry level 3 without sitting Entry level 1 or Entry level 2.

If you already have a recent certificate such as • Skills for Life; • KET; PET; FCE; • TOEFL; TOEIC or IELTS. Please, include a copy of your results and profiles when you apply.

You have to attend all timetabled lessons. It is important that you check before you start that you can come to all lessons. You also need to have the time to complete your homework regularly. If you start your course and do not attend all your lessons you may be asked to leave.

The course is offered full-time or part-time and will last between 3 and 9 months depending on the mode of study, your age, level and circumstances. See our schedules.

Each level will give you new knowledge of the language and will also teach you:

  • Dictionary and study skills so that you can continue to learn after you have finished your class
  • Pronunciation skills (reading and understanding sounds so you can pronounce known words and new words correctly)
  • British culture and way of life
  • exam skills
  • Work-related topics (for example, understanding job adverts, where to look for work, volunteering) and skills (CV writing, presentation skills, interpersonal skills)
  • Oral presentation skills

We use a course book as the basis for the course as well as additional materials: for example grammar books, newspapers/magazines, online resources and graded readers (simplified books). The additional materials used will depend on the level and the interests of the class.

You will be asked to be active and participate in a variety of activities (grammar, communication, pair and group work, self and peer correction/evaluation, oral presentations, exam preparation and mock exams). It is important that you ask questions when you do not understand.

You will be able to give feedback on your classes and the College.

It is our intention that the maximum class size be 15. However, at the start of a course it may be the case there are up to 16 students enrolled.


“I spent a very good time here studying English. I met many people from different countries like Russia, China and Brazil. The teachers are very good and nice people. I strongly recommend this course.”

“I had a positive and fantastic experience at the CRC.”

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