Department: ESOL - Northern College
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Moving to a new country can pose many challenges, among them being the language barrier. Learning a new language is undeniably tough, but it’s a crucial step to increase your chances of securing employment and forging new friendships within your new community.  

We offer several ESOL courses for people whose first language is not English, from those who are total beginners to others who may be a bit more advanced with their English. 

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“Northern College changed my life. A year into studying here I got a job and then became a supervisor.” - Michelle

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Staying residentially at Northern College meant that I could study at my own pace and use the library facilities. It has been one learning journey for me and hopefully I will return shortly to progress onto an Access to Higher Education course.

Northern College did and still is changing my life; it changes people too. It opens your mind to your dreams, and makes them a reality.

I have liked learning new skills and meeting new people. I have enjoyed how the course has been delivered and the activities that have been included.

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