English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)

We offer free (subject to eligibility) English classes for people who do not speak English as their first language. Many of our students progress onto college/university courses or into employment.

Classes are offered at the following levels:

  • Entry 1 (beginner - A1*)
  • Entry 2 (elementary - A2)
  • Entry 3 (pre-intermediate - B1)
  • Level 1 (intermediate - B2)
  • Level 2 (upper-intermediate - C1)

*A1, A2, etc. refer to the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) for English language levels.

We also offer IELTS exam preparation classes. The cost is £10 per hour and minimum duration of study is eight weeks.

Entry requirements: Interview and initial assessment.

Contact 01792 284021or email esol@gcs.ac.uk

Improve your maths, English and computer skills

  • Do you need to improve your maths, English or computer skills for work or to get on a course?
  • Would you like to help your children with their homework?
  • Would you like to improve your computer skills?

If you've answered yes to any of these questions, we can help you!

Join our free (subject to eligibility) English, maths or computer classes now and work towards achieving a recognised qualification. Classes are available in a variety of venues across Swansea, including our Llwyn y Bryn Campus.

Contact 01792 284021 or email abe@gcs.ac.uk

Using the latest technology to learn

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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.

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!

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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.