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Aim of Program : To enhance the grammatical, phonological, lexical, and functional skills of
students who have achieved elementary level in English Language, with particular emphasis on
the raising of communicative confidence as well as competence.
Learning Strategies: Discussion based on teacher-led task or activity; Debate; Directed Speaking
using appropriate grammatical items; Free Speaking around relevant topic areas; Presentations
(group and individual); Role Play in real-life situations; Creative Speaking (telling stories); Listen
and Respond; Read and Respond; Speaking in the Media; Speaking Skills for Further Study.
Resources: Individual teachers will offer a suitable range of stimuli such as visual images, clips,
audio files, (short) reading texts, task sheets, activity instructions, designed to motivate and
engage learners in regard to developing their speaking skills through the range of topics below.
Grammar, language functions, lexis, and pronunciation will be assessed informally through
teacher interaction, and a final progress report can be offered to outline students’ strengths and
areas for future development.


YES offers a lively, engaging, fun and challenging ESOL course, aimed at ESOL learners in the local community wishing to practice and improve their English fluency and functional ability.

What do our ESOL courses involve?

  • Building confidence in everyday English use.
  • Talking and writing to people in your daily life.
  • Conversation practice and roleplay.
  • Improving your reading and listening.
  • Teamwork with other people on your course.

How is our course different?

Unlike some other types of ESOL courses, YES will progress you through the entry levels, allowing you to improve (and prove) your skills. We can help you progress to General English or even IELTS in the future.

Who can join?

The course is open to total beginners and more experienced English users. We will diagnose your ESOL level before you join, give you an action plan to improve, and work with you to find out your specific needs, hopes, and wishes. We look forward to meeting you!

(Need to prepare for a Trinity or local college examination? Talk to the course manager to find out if ESOL is the best option for you, or if you would be better with a General English or one-to-one course.)