ESOL / Adult Basic Education

English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)
For enquiries about interviews, please contact our helpful reception staff at Llwyn y Bryn on 01792 284021. Alternatively email matthew.miller@gowercollegeswansea.ac.uk

Adult Basic Education (ABE)
Part time students will receive help to improve literacy, numeracy and digital literacy skills with specialist tuition. Additional resources are also available such as computers, iPads and educational software to aid literacy and support additional learning needs.

You can improve English and maths skills which can help you to get a job, pass the driving theory test or help your children with homework. We offer courses at our Llwyn y Bryn campus and at Communities First venues near you.

For more information or to arrange an interview contact Llwyn Y Bryn on 01792 284021 or email helen.slee@gcs.ac.uk.

ESOL Student of the Year: Nashwan Damar

When Nashwan came to the UK in 2007 he couldn’t communicate in English or even spell his name. He knew that he had to better his life so he enrolled on a full time course at Gower College Swansea. He has now studied for three years in full time ESOL classes and is extremely worthy of this award. His strong qualities of grit, determination and a positive, highly motivated approach to learning generate a real enthusiasm in his classes. 

IELTS Preparation courses

ESOL Entry 3, Level 1 and Level 2 students

£10 per hour, minimum eight weeks (£240), maximum 18 weeks (£540)

Running January until June 2017

Email m.miller@gowercollegeswansea.ac.uk for more details

Using the latest technology to learn

QR Code

ABE and ESOL learners took part in the Regional Essential Skills project to develop literacy and digital literacy skills. They really enjoyed using iPads at the National Waterfront Museum to learn about Swansea's history by following a QR code trail.

"I came to the UK from Chechnya not speaking a word of English. Enrolling on this course means I can communicate with and understand the people around me.

Improving my English helps me with socializing, employment opportunities and even when I travel to other countries."

Idris Baggashov, L2 ESOL

Excellent ESOL Outcomes

Learners achieved excellent results this year. Pauline Gleed achieved 100% attendance. Gonzalo Silvestre not only passed his exams, he achieved a qualification in creative writing, is Learner of the Year and is now a lecturer who will be delivering Spanish classes in Tycoch!

Fiona NeillGonzalo Silvestre

Progression opportunities

Some of our International learners are moving on to Access programmes and the Foundation Diploma Art and Design – well done!

Fiona Neill

Learn Welsh too!

Welsh Flag

The ESOL and ABE teams have got to grips with some basic Welsh language skills and pronunciation activities thanks to Sgiliaith Cymru and Welsh Champion Anna Davies.