This course is suitable for learners for whom English is their second language. We provide a friendly and supportive environment to learn, helping you to develop your reading, writing speaking and listening skills.
Length of course
The course varies in length, but most learners take 36 weeks to complete two modules. You'll attend once a week for 2.5 hours.
You'll improve your English by developing your reading, writing and speaking skills, at a level appropriate for your individual ability.
You'll cover topics such as:
There may be a charge for some of our courses depending on your circumstances. Contact us for more information.
For details of how to pay and any fee reductions or remission that may apply, see our paying for a course page.
How to apply
You'll need to book an initial assessment with one of our tutors so we can advise you which class is the most suitable for you.
Assessments take place at Wellington House in Barnsley town centre and last about 30 minutes.
What you can do next
Gaining a formal qualification can help you to progress in work or go on to further education.
What our learners say
My skills are much better now. I can understand and speak better. It helps me every day.
I came to improve my English, and now I can apply my new skills in my daily life.
I feel more confident when I am talking with my colleagues and supervisors at work