English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) for adults and young students
Take an ESOL class to help you study, find work and speak more confidently. You'll learn to communicate through speaking, listening, reading and writing. By studying with Harrow College, you'll gain a recognised qualification and can move through the levels as your skills improve.
You can join an ESOL course if you're a resident or seeking asylum in the UK. We offer full-time courses, part time ESOL courses, offsite family learning courses and evening Basic Skills courses.
Courses for young people
If you're under 23 and want to study further, we can offer you additional support to improve your written and spoken English before progressing to mainstream education.
Young Foundation 16-18
These courses are for 16-18 year old students and will cover ESOL qualifications, Maths and IT and we'll develop your employability skills too.
We focus on improving your English communication skills in reading, writing, speaking and listening. There are also assignment classes in sport, geography, arts and science and maths and IT sessions.
ESOL Vocational Courses (16-23)
These vocational courses are for 16-23 year olds and will cover ESOL, Maths and a vocational subject certificate.
For more information about the ESOL courses mentioned above please see the course finder.
Courses for Adults (19+)
ESOL Adult part-time
The ESOL adult porgrammes of study consist of three qualifications to include ESOL, English Award and Maths Award. These daytime courses range from Pre-entry level to Level 1. If you continue the programme throughout the year, you will progress through speaking and listening, reading and writing to obtain the equivalent of a full certificate.
Adult Basic Skills (19+)
Our Adult Basic Skills courses are ideal for learners in employment, who want to improve their English language skills. These courses run in our Harrow-on-the-Hill campus between 7-9pm* on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Nourhada Habib, ESOL
I came to Harrow College because they offered me the course I wanted. The teachers are helpful and I like learning new things all the time. After my course I am going to continue studying BTEC Level 2 in Applied Science. It is the best course for me because it helps me to improve my English and learn science at the same time.