English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) - Part Time

Programme Aim

This part time course aims to provide the learner with the knowledge, skills and competence to communicate socially in work related tasks at an elementary level in English.The course has also been designed to suit the needs of those wishing to improve their English language skills in order to gain employment or progress into both further and higher education in Ireland. At the end of the course students will have improved their proficiency in English by identifying and rectifying frequent errors in both spoken and written English and gained more confidence in a range of listening contexts.

Entry Requirements

  • No formal education or qualifications are required.
  • Applicants must have a motivation to learn, an interest in the subject and the ability to acquire the knowledge, skills and competencies set out in the course.
  • Applicants must be able to demonstrate an elementary range of knowledge, skills and competencies relevant to the course and be able to work under direction.

Course Content

TitleAwardAwarding Body
English for Speakers of Other LanguagesESOL certificationQQI

Course Duration

1 year part time course

Frequency

1 morning or 1 evening per week

Progression

Successful learners may progress into further education and third level here in Ireland.

Career Opportunities

This area of study will enhance student’s career opportunities.

FEE

There is no fee for this course.

*Laois and Offaly Education and Training Board reserves the right to refuse course admission and/or completion.

Qualifications

(ESOL) Certificate

Venue

Portarlington FETC

Bracklone Street

Portarlington

County Laois

Start Date              10/09/19                                      

End Date                01/05/19                                      

Duration                20 weeks                                       

Facilities

  • Study Room
  • Free Parking
  • Disabled Parking
  • Canteen

Contact

Deirdre Brennan

Email:

dbrennan@loetb.ie

Phone

(057) 8661338

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Centre Opening Times

Monday 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
* Bank Holidays and Public Holidays – Closed

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Testimonials

Read what our past students  have to say about their experience with Portarlington Further Education and Training Centre

“I found the course useful and interesting. Teachers were very helpful and understanding as most of us were going back to education after many years of not studying.
After successfully completing the first year of course I was lucky enough to get work experience, as an Accounts Assistant.”
Zane Polaskova (Student)
Accounts Assistant
“The decision to return to education was one of the best choices I made, the thought seemed daunting at the start but I soon settled in. All of the tutors were very helpful and the students gave each other support, I made some great friends who will be friends for life. The course I chose was Office Administration, this course most definitely helped me to secure the job I have today.”
Maeve O'Carroll (Student)
Administrator, Court Services