English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)

What is special about this course?

Our English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) courses are aimed at non-native English speakers. Our courses will develop your English language skills to help you achieve your goals in study, work or everyday life. You will focus on reading, writing, listening and speaking. We will also support you to develop your confidence in using the language.

Our courses will provide you with the qualification you may need to progress in education and employment.

We have ESOL courses ranging from SCQF level 1 to 6.

Entry requirements

Applications are welcome from people with various levels of ability. We will interview and test you to make sure you are placed in a course suitable for your level.

Read about this course in a different language

Using the Immersive Reader function, you can translate each tab on this course page into numerous languages.

These instructions on how to use Immersive Reader can be found below in 7 languages: English, Russian, Spanish, Polish, Kurdish, Latvian, and Turkish. 

English

Use the Microsoft Edge browser and follow the instructions below:

  • Click on the book symbol, called Immersive Reader, to the far right of the browser search bar.
  • Click on reading preferences at top right of page.
  • Click on languages.
  • Choose your language.
  • The page will be translated instantly.

Russian

Для переводов: используйте Microsoft Edge и следуйте приведенным ниже инструкциям.

  • Нажмите на символ книги под названием «Погружение для чтения» справа от строки поиска браузера.
  • Нажмите на настройки чтения в правом верхнем углу страницы.
  • Нажмите на языки.
  • Выберите ваш язык.
  • Страница будет переведена мгновенно.

Spanish

Para traducciones: use Microsoft Edge y siga las instrucciones a continuación.

  • Haga clic en el símbolo del libro, llamado Lector inmersivo, en el extremo derecho de la barra de búsqueda del navegador.
  • Haga clic en preferencias de lectura en la parte superior derecha de la página.
  • Haga clic en idiomas.
  • Elige tu idioma.
  • La página se traducirá al instante.

Polish

W przypadku tłumaczeń: użyj przeglądarki Microsoft Edge i postępuj zgodnie z poniższymi instrukcjami.

  • Kliknij symbol książki o nazwie Czytnik immersyjny po prawej stronie paska wyszukiwania przeglądarki.
  • Kliknij preferencje czytania w prawym górnym rogu strony.
  • Kliknij języki.
  • Wybierz swój język.
  • Strona zostanie natychmiast przetłumaczona.

Kurdish

Ji bo wergeran: Microsoft Edge bikar bînin û rêwerzên jêrîn bişopînin.

  • Li ser sembola pirtûkê, bi navê Immersive Reader, li milê rastê yê dûrê barê lêgerîna gerokê bikirtînin.
  • Li ser vebijarkên xwendinê li jor rastê rûpelê bikirtînin.
  • Li ser zimanan bikirtînin.
  • Zimanê xwe hilbijêre.
  • Rûpel wê di cih de were wergerandin.

Latvian

Tulkojumiem: izmantojiet Microsoft Edge un izpildiet tālāk sniegtos norādījumus.

  • Noklikšķiniet uz grāmatas simbola ar nosaukumu Immersive Reader, kas atrodas pārlūkprogrammas meklēšanas joslas labajā malā.
  • Lapas augšējā labajā stūrī noklikšķiniet uz lasīšanas preferences.
  • Noklikšķiniet uz valodām.
  • Izvēlieties savu valodu.
  • Lapa tiks nekavējoties iztulkota.

Turkish

Çeviriler için: Microsoft Edge'i kullanın ve aşağıdaki talimatları izleyin.

  • Tarayıcı arama çubuğunun en sağında, Sürükleyici Okuyucu adı verilen kitap simgesine tıklayın.
  • Sayfanın sağ üst köşesindeki okuma tercihlerine tıklayın.
  • Dillere tıklayın.
  • Dilinizi seçin.
  • Sayfa anında çevrilecektir.

All our courses start in August. 

Once you apply, we will interview and test you to make sure you are placed in a course suitable for your level.

Our courses are:

  • Access to ESOL (SCQF level 2) - 20 hours (short course), face to face, two hours per week. 
  • ESOL (SCQF level 1) - Full time, face to face, one year
  • ESOL (SCQF level 2) - Full time, face to face, one year
  • ESOL (SCQF level 4) - Full time, face to face, one year
  • ESOL (SCQF level 5) - Full time, face to face, one year
  • ESOL (SCQF level 6) - Full time, online, one year

How will I study my course?

  • Full Time

ESOL SCQF level 1 to 5 courses are taught face-to-face. ESOL SCQF level 6 is taught online. 

Where can I study my course?

    • Inverness Campus

Start date

August

Fees

For the latest information on fees please see our fees policy.

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We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at UHI Inverness. UHI Inverness operates a fair and open admissions system committed to equality of opportunity and non-discrimination. We consider all applications on merit and on the basis of ability to achieve, without discrimination on grounds of age, disability, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity status, race, religion and/or belief, sex, sexual orientation or socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.