This part-time course is designed for non-native English speakers interested in developing and improving fluency in English.
Information for International students can be found on our International webpage.
The course is a general English course covering reading, writing and speaking and listening as well as grammar and vocabulary development.
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.
We offer three two-hour sessions a week and each class is held on a different day. Most classes do take place during the day, although evening classes are usually available. Evening classes are twice a week on a Tuesday and Thursday.