Functional Skills English
At EMBS our English courses will help you improve your skills in reading, writing, speaking and listening. We offer courses in Functional Skills from Entry 1 to Level 2, which can help you on your way in further education or to improve your employment opportunities. The course you will be offered will depend on your previous qualifications and an initial assessment.
ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages)
Do you want to improve your English to help you live in the UK?
If English is not your first language and you wish to improve your confidence in reading, writing and speaking & listening to help with communication at home or work, EMBS can help.
We offer courses in Speaking and Listening, Reading and Writing from New to ESOL to Level 2. The course you will be offered will depend on your previous qualifications and an initial assessment.
At every level, we will help you develop your reading, writing, speaking and listening skills Our entry level English classes help students learn the English they need to communicate and carry out every day interactions in Oxford and Banbury, like buying bus tickets and attending doctors’ appointments. At higher levels, students learn to write to a high standard and communicate fluently, for example in writing formal letters and participating in job interviews.
Our friendly community means students build strong relationships with each other and their teachers. We supplement time in the classroom with visits to museums, the council, shops, the library and charity organisations. We explore topics like caring for the environment, British culture, government and volunteering to help you integrate fully into life in Oxford and Banbury.