ESOL : English for Speakers of Other Languages

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ESOL : English for Speakers of Other Languages



  • ESOL SKILLS FOR LIFE: Aimed at people living and working in Jersey who would like to function in an English-speaking environment. These courses include STARTERS and PRE-INTERMEDIATE skills for life and can lead to a qualification at ES, L1 and L2.
  • INTERMEDIATE AND ABOVE: We offer ESOL exams from Cambridge and Ascentis. All of which are internationally recognised. These include Cambridge KEY, Preliminary, First Certificate, IGCSE ESL, Advanced and Proficiency. Ascentis E3, L1 and L2 Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking.
  • BUSINESS ENGLISH: We also run BEC Vantage and BEC Higher courses which focus on the learning of English in a professional and Business context. These courses will include an addition for Financial English Language. They are internationally recognised Business qualifications which are very popular as a means of gauging the language level of potential employers or for people who wish to move into the HR/Administration or the finance sector.
  • We also offer ONE-TO-ONE tuition on request.



  • Our classes run at Highlands College. Most are in the evening, but we do some daytime courses too.
  • Before you join a class, please come into Highlands College for an assessment. This will help us find the right class for you.
  • Assessments are at Highlands College every Thursday (term-time only)  between 1.00pm and 3.00pm and on Tuesday evenings between 6.00pm and 8.00pm with Jo. You do not need to book. Assessments take about 30 mins and include a short chat and an assessment of your writing and your grammar. Please come to reception.




  • Administrator: Lisa Charlton – 01534 608677
  • ESOL Tutor: Jo Gueno – 01534 608749
  • Email:


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The majority of our courses are delivered at our dedicated Adult Education Centre during the day and some evening classes too with parking outside.
Whatever you want to do to enhance your skills, learn something or achieve a qualification you will find it at ACE.
Can anyone apply for a course?
The Adult & Community Education (ACE) programme is only available to students who are no longer in compulsory education and are aged 18 or over.
How do I apply for a course?
You can book and pay for your ACE course online!

1. Go to and click on ACE Leisure Courses
2. Create your personal account by clicking Request Account. (If you already have a personal account, log in with your username and password)
3. Click on the course titles that interest you for more information. You can filter your search by subject or day.
4. If you wish to enrol on a course, add your chosen course to your basket and follow the payment process.
How do I pay for a course?
• Use a MasterCard, Visa or Maestro credit or debit card online • Supply mastercard, visa or Maestro credit or debit card information over the telephone or by person only. It is no longer acceptable to take written note of your card details.
• Pay by cheque. Cheques should be made out to “Treasurer of the States”. If you are applying for more than one course please enclose separate cheques for each. This will enable us to return fees for courses that are already full and still process other applications without delay. Post your form and cheque to Highlands College – Student Records, Highlands Lane, St Saviour JE1 1HL.
Can I pay the course fee by instalments or by post-dated cheque?
Unfortunately, no. You will not have your application confirmed until payment is received in full. Remember payment can be made via credit card, cheque, postal order or, if applying in person, in cash.
What do my course fees pay for?
All ACE course fees include your tuition and a registration fee. They may also include a contribution towards the cost of demonstration materials, venue rental, handouts, artist models, equipment or assessment fees.
PLEASE NOTE: be prepared to supply materials in addition to your course fees depending on your course, for example flowers, cooking ingredients, art and craft materials or specialist clothing.
When do courses run?
ACE courses vary in length from half-day workshops to one academic year. The majority of courses follow an academic timetable and may include half-term, bank holiday or other breaks.
What if my course is relocated, rescheduled or cancelled?
We make every effort to avoid doing this, but occasionally it is necessary. This is why it is vitally important for us to have your current telephone numbers or e-mail address in order that we can contact you as speedily as possible.
If you have a mobile telephone number, we will use a text message service to inform you of any changes to your course. If the change is not acceptable to you, a full refund will be issued. Please note, our text message service is a non-reply service.
Eligibility for ACE courses
The Adult & Community Education (ACE) programme is only available to students aged 18 or over. (Unless specified in the course information).
Application priority
Applications for Adult & Community Education (ACE) leisure courses are accepted on a first come, first served basis on receipt of the fees. If the wait list is sufficiently large and additional tutors and facilities are available another course may be set up, for which you will be offered a place
Fee concessions
If you are aged 60 or over, an automatic concession is applied to your course fee on application
A minimum enrolment number is required to recover the full costs of providing a course. If numbers of students fail to reach this minimum we reluctantly cancel it. Applicants are provided with a full refund or a transfer to another suitable course if one is available
Unfortunately, we only offer a refund if a course has been cancelled by Highlands College. Circumstances such as illness, work commitments or leaving the Island are not considered for refunds. Course places cannot be deferred to another term and are not transferable to another person.
Apply for courses starting September 2022
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