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English as a Foreign Language (EFL) Part-time (All levels)

This part-time course is designed for non-native English speakers interested in developing and improving fluency in English.

Course details


  • Generally, the course starts in September and January
  • Each semester lasts 16 weeks
  • We offer flexible start and end dates throughout the year
  • You will also have the opportunity to prepare for a well-known Cambridge English qualification that can be used in the UK and in your home country
  • This is a grammar-based course which covers English language skills in listening, reading, writing and speaking as well as vocabulary development
  • You can progress through the various levels
  • A student visa may be required for non-EU students

Information for International students can be found on our International webpage.

What's covered?

The course is a general English course covering reading, writing and speaking and listening as well as grammar and vocabulary development.

How will my work be assessed?

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.

What can I do after this?

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


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
Freepost SMU110
Luker Road
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.


Open Event - Southend Campus

Wednesday, 09 October 2019

Thursday, 14 November 2019

Tuesday, 17 March 2020

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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.

  • Venue Southend Campus
  • Attendance Part time
  • Duration 16 weeks
  • Provision Adults
  • Cost £730.00
  • Cost details Students who are studying for only part of a semester are subject to pro-rata fees. Information for International students can be found on our International webpage.
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