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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“l used to be a volunteer and now I am a teacher. The support and courses at Northern College have really changed my life.” - Karen

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I worked in various roles for 11 years before training to become a tutor. It was the best thing I have ever done. I get to teach young people and adults and can provide real life scenarios to help them to understand the subject. 

Northern college is a wonderful place. Studied various courses to progress and plan to achieve a Diploma in Humanities and Social Science. Thanks to all the tutors and staff. The only way is up.

Staying residential also gives you the opportunity to meet with new people, and strangers soon become friends. The team are really accommodating and it is disability friendly.

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