ESOL Information, Advice & Guidance

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Our ESOL and EFL courses are for people who want to learn or improve their English skills in speaking, listening, reading and writing.

ESOL Information, Advice & Guidance will help you to get started on the best learning programme for you.

You will meet our teachers and discuss your learning needs. We will help you to choose the right courses to achieve your goals.

Course Content

ESOL Information, Advice & Guidance session will help you to get started on the right learning programme. You will meet our teachers and discuss your individual learning needs one-to-one. We will help you to identify the right courses to help you achieve your goals. We will tell you what you need to know to be a successful ESOL or EFL learner at RHACC.

Safety Information
We want to keep you safe while you are at RHACC and as such all on-site classes will have additional hygiene procedures in place, as per government guidelines. Please note that if guidance changes, we may need to make changes to your course, such as reducing numbers attending onsite, or in the event of lockdown, postponing or moving the course online. Please act responsibly and do not attend the class if you display any of the symptoms of Covid-19 or have been in recent contact with someone who has. Please see government advice here.

Entry Requirements

To be eligible for this course you must be 19 or over on 31st August prior to the course start date.

Before coming to ESOL Information, Advice & Guidance session you need to have assessed your current English skills in our learning centre.

You can do this at any time the College is open. It will take up to an hour, or longer for higher level learners.

No previous knowledge or experience of learning English is necessary

First Class Requirements

Please bring any certificates or evidence of prior achievement on English courses

Additional Information

After this course ESOL learners can start learning on a Step into ESOL workshop. We'll get you started learning English and you'll learn how to be a successful ESOL learner at RHACC.
ESOL and EFL learners will progress onto our wider programme of ESOL or EFL courses by enrolling at reception and paying the course fees.


Remote Learning:
Some of our courses are now delivered through remote learning, including video conferencing (using Microsoft Teams, Zoom, Skype) and email contact with your tutor.

If your course is indicated as an ONLINE COURSE, you will need either a PC (with a camera and microphone), laptop, tablet, smartphone and access to the internet to be able to join the lessons. Lessons will run at the published time – so be ready and set up to join in.

We hope you will enjoy this new approach to learning – many of our learners have commented on how they are enjoying the classes and have improved their IT and digital skills in the process.

Please don't worry if some of this is new to you - you are not alone! See here for guidance on how to use our simple software. If you are experiencing any problems with connection or installing software for your online class please contact our eLearning support team via the Student Intranet Portal: We are here to help you.