Improve your English (ESOL)

English for Speakers of Other Languages or ESOL, is the course for you if English isn't your main language and you would like to learn and improve your English.

Improving your English will make it easier to:

  • Talk to doctors and teachers
  • Learn to use a computer to improve your language skills
  • Understand the laws and customs of the UK
  • Get a recognised qualification from your course
  • Help your child with homework
  • Prepare for the Life in the UK test and become a British citizen.

TyneMet's ESOL teachers will be very happy to help you improve your English and help you get more out of life in the UK. You will gain and expand your skills in:

  • Speaking and Listening
  • Reading
  • Writing

When you have finished your course you will be invited to an Awards Ceremony where you will be given a University of Cambridge ESOL Certificate. This is a nationally recognised qualification which will help you work, study and live in the UK.

The ESOL community at TyneMet is very friendly and our teachers and other staff will provide you with lots of support throughout the course. We will find the class, level and pace that is best for you. Our classes will help you prepare for the Citizenship Test and you will also learn to use a computer to improve your language skills.

Many of our ESOL students have progressed onto other courses such as Travel and Tourism, HEFC (Foundation Courses for University), Hair and Beauty, Art and Design, Nursing, Floristry and many more. Others have gone on to study at University and continue their learning in Higher Education.

We organise fun trips to interesting places such as Alnwick Castle, York, Edinburgh and Beamish Museum. We also offer a range of sports like football, table tennis and badminton. Our courses include special celebrations like our Christmas Party, International Food and Music Days, and social evenings.

Our ESOL courses are free for most students. However some students may have to pay fees. You may also be eligible for a travel pass.


We aren't currently running any Improve your English (ESOL) courses, if you would like to express your interest in studying a Improve your English (ESOL) course at TyneMet please contact our Gateway Team on 0191 229 5000.

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