ESOL: English for speakers of other languages - try it out

Passmore Edwards Centre, Newton Abbot

Who is this course for?

This taster course in ESOL (English for Speakers of other languages) is for anyone who wants to have experience in learning to speak or improve their English. It includes reading and writing practice. This session will introduce you to some of the activities we do in class like talking about different countries and cultures, looking for jobs and knowing how to book an appointment.

Course content

The session covers speaking activities learning new words and pronunciation. You will talk about your country and describe the food there. You will meet new friends and ask them questions about their country and their family.

Support and feedback

Your tutor will give you feedback.

Additional costs and requirements

You will need a pen and a note book.

About the tutor

I have been an ESOL Tutor for 9 years with Learn Devon. Prior to this I worked in Cyprus teaching in an English language school. I taught teenagers and young adults who were applying to universities in England.


I obtained my CELTA (Certificate for English Language Teaching of Adults at Oxford Brooks University.

Long before my teaching career started I was a nurse specialising in Sleep Research at The Churchill Hospital in Oxford. My interest in teaching started as a nurse, but then as I wanted to travel and explore different cultures, decided to change careers completely!

I thoroughly enjoyed being a student again, learning new things was very stimulating.

As an ESOL tutor I continue to learn about different cultures and how different languages work! My experience as an ESOL tutor gives me insight into how living and working in the UK can affect people from different countries whose first language is not English.

I believe it is extremely important for adults (whose first language is not English) living in the UK to attend ESOL classes and gain a qualification. There are many benefits including making new friends, being part of a local community, helping with working or finding work. Being confident in communicating in English will enhance the quality of your life.

Sharon Dow

Start date12 Sep 2017
End date12 Sep 2017
Start time10:00
End time12:00
Concessions not available