English for Speakers of Other Languages - Beginners (ONLINE VIA ZOOM)

Would you like to learn English?  Then this course is for you! 

This course is aimed at anyone whose first language is not English.  English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) provides English language instruction that will allow students to gain improved proficiency in listening, speaking, writing, reading, and comprehension so that they can apply those skills for further courses and in social contexts both inside and outside of school.

Your tutor:

Iman Sasso is a University of Surrey graduate, who obtained her Diploma in English Language Teaching for Adults at the University of Cambridge.  She is vastly experienced and is passionate about English as a Foreign Language.  Iman has a good understanding of how languages are learnt and always to bears in mind learning needs, styles and goals of individual students.

What you will need to have for the lessons:

•Computer with a camera
• ZOOM application
• A headset and/or a quiet room to follow the online class
• Pens and pencils
• Notebook

On completion of this course, what might your next steps be?

Enrol onto the follow-on English as a Foreign Language (ESOL) course entitled:  English as a Foreign Language—Intermediate (2025-2026).

How to Book your Course:

  • ALL STUDENTS must book a place through Wisepay to guarantee a spot on the course, then complete the Enrolment form and return it to the Adult Learning Centre’s email address below.  The Enrolment forms will be sent to registered students as soon as they become available.


Should you not be eligible for funding or funding be unavailable, we will ask you to pay the full £495 course fee using a card at reception or over the phone.


  • Please send an email to adultlearning@bottishamvc.org if you require help in completing the form. We will be able to arrange a meeting to assist students in filling the form, if needed.


Course Dates:

Autumn Term (ZOOM)

Sep – 12, 19 & 26

Oct – 3, 10, 17 & 24

Nov – 7, 14 & 21

Spring Term (ZOOM)

Jan – 16, 23 & 30

Feb – 6, 13 & 27

Mar – 6, 13, 20 & 27

Summer Term (ZOOM)

May – 1, 8, 15 & 22

Jun – 5, 12, 19 & 26

Jul – 3 & 10

Course Details

Day Thursday
Time 18.30 - 20.00
Weeks/Term 30 weeks
Start Date 12/09/2024
Cost £495 (Full funding available if funding available and criteria met)
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