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If English isn't your first language, and you want to improve your speaking, listening, reading and writing skills, our accredited ESOL courses will give you the boost you need.

On our interactive courses, you'll not only improve your English language knowledge but also learn about British culture and citizenship, and gain vital employability skills. We offer ESOL courses at all levels and for a range of specialist careers, which means you can study on exactly the right course for you.

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How many hours will I need to attend College a week?

ESOL and ESOL & maths day courses: 13 hours a week
ESOL & vocational studies courses: 13 hours a week
ESOL evening courses: 6 hours a week
English and maths courses: 3-6 hours a week

How do I apply?

You can apply by filling in our application form

We will then invite you to come to the College for an assessment and interview. These take place in January-February for our courses starting in February.

During the assessment we’ll check what level you are at in reading, writing, speaking and listening. We’ll then discuss which course would suit your needs best.

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Coronavirus update

Lewisham College is closely monitoring all communications and guidance as it becomes available. This information is for students and staff and reflects updates from the World Health Organisation (WHO) and Public Health England (PHE). We are prepared to escalate our contingency arrangements in the event of change.

The government is monitoring the situation closely and will continue to work with the WHO and international community. For staff and students it remains business as usual across our sites and our workplaces.

Please note that, at present, this advice refers only to arrivals from Wuhan, and not the remainder of China. If you have returned from Wuhan you should:

General guidance for those planning visits to Wuhan or other destinations in China

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) maintains updated travel advice for those planning a trip to Wuhan or other destinations in China. This is available at:


This advice is derived from The Department of Health and Social Care will be publishing updated data on a daily basis at 2pm until further notice:

Supplementary Q&A for individuals wishing to know more around how the UK is managing the risk: