This is an ideal course if you want to improve your English skills.
Information for International students can be found on our International webpage.
This is a general English course covering reading, writing, speaking and listening as well as grammar and vocabulary development. Apart from the general English classes, full-time students will also attend two extra workshops. These workshops enable you to personalise the course content and focus on areas that you would like to improve. We also offer a full-time course incorporating IELTS hours.
All students will have the opportunity to take a Cambridge English exam (KET, PET, FCE, CAE, CPE) at the end of each semester. All exams are mapped on the Common European Framework qualifications A1 – C2. Exams are at extra cost.
You can continue studying with us in the next semester or you might like to study a different course at the College. If you would like to go to university, then you might need to progress onto our IELTS preparation course. For more information, please call us on 01702 220440 and ask to speak to the EFL team, or email us at EFL@southessex.ac.uk.
If you would like to apply for this course, please complete our online application form. Alternatively, you can fill out a paper application form (you can pick these up from reception; they are also in the back of our prospectuses) and mail it to our freepost address:
South Essex College
Southend on Sea
There are no formal entry requirements. However, you will need to attend an interview and take a short assessment to find out your level and the best course for you. Non-EU students may need a student visa.
Applying for a course is simple:
If you have any questions, a course adviser is here to help you.
You will attend classes for 15 hours a week. The classes usually take place during the day from Monday to Friday, depending on your level. Evening classes may also be available.