18th March 2005




If English is your second language and you would like to improve your reading, writing, listening and speaking skills, the University of Lincoln has just the course for you.


English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) provides students with an internationally recognised qualification which shows the level attained in English.


The 11-week evening course is being offered at three levels – First Certificate, Advanced and Proficiency – and students will be assessed for the appropriate level.


“We measure the ability of each applicant and put them onto the most appropriate level for them,” said Andy Daglish, course leader. “The courses use general English so they will be useful to everyone, helping to improve vocabulary, pronunciation and grammar.


“Once the students register on the course they can enjoy the same facilities as our part-time students such as the library, computers and the Internet, so they can do extra studying at any time.


“We have just completed our first course and hopefully these next ones will prove to be just as popular.”


The courses begin on Monday 4th April at 6.00pm in the language laboratory on the third floor of the MHAC building.  Each session lasts two hours. 


The University of Cambridge examinations (Cambridge ESOL) for reading writing and skills will take place on Saturday 18th June 2005.  The listening and speaking examinations are still to be arranged.


The tuition fee is £150 and the exam fee is £50 approximately. The examination is optional.


For further information please contact Andy Daglish on 01522 886344, email adaglish@lincoln.ac.uk or visit www.cambridge-efl.org/index.html


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Gill Noakes, Assistant Press Officer

01522 886244                         gnoakes@lincoln.ac.uk

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