ESOL & Basic Skills

The below courses are run by Newham Adult Learning Service (NALS), part of the London Borough of and the Associate Faculty of Newham College.

All ESOL, English and Maths courses are free for everyone.

To enrol on an ESOL, English or Maths course you will be assessed at one of our centres listed below. Once you have been assessed, we will offer you a place on an appropriate course where the teacher will discuss and plan with you what skills you would like to work on.

All ESOL, English and Maths courses are part-time with a variety of lesson times available morning, afternoon and evening. Courses are normally 12 weeks long unless stated otherwise.

ESOL

(English for Speakers of Other Languages)

We offer classes from Pre-Entry ESOL to Level 1 ESOL to help you learn and improve your spoken English language for complete beginners to confident speakers.

All our courses embed English, Maths and soft skills development. We offer unit certificates for the Gateway Qualifications Entry Level Award in English for Reading, Speaking & Listening and Writing at Entry 1, Entry 2 and Entry 3. We also offer the Gateway Qualifications Level 1 Award in English for Reading, Speaking & Listening and Writing.

For complete beginners we run specialised classes for those who need help starting to read and write.

For information about ESOL contact the ESOL team on 020 3373 0755.

Basic Skills

If you need to learn or brush-up your Basic Skills such as Reading, Writing or Maths, then these are the courses for you.

To help you get a job, we offer a range of courses in English & Maths, from Entry Level qualifications, a Level 1 Certificate, Level 2 Functional Skills or through to GCSE, where we encourage independent study through both a Book and Film Club.

Placing you at the heart of learning, we tailor courses to suit your learning needs so that you achieve the very best possible.

For those with learning difficulties such as dyslexia, we can offer additional support. For information about English and Maths contact the Basic Skills team on 020 3373 8254.