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English as a Foreign Language

Course Code: EFL015

Level: E
Subject area: English & Maths
Awarding body: City College Plymouth
Qualification: College Certificate
Course type: Full-time
Time of Day: Daytime
Duration: One year

About the course

Are you looking for an EFL course in Plymouth or Devon? EFL stands for English as a Foreign Language and for many international students, studying English in the UK is the first step towards gaining a British academic qualification. We recognise the importance of offering an interesting full-time course, which also prepares you thoroughly for your future study.

What you'll learn

Our full-time programme:

  • is 15 hours per week
  • is very varied and covers the four basic skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing, together with grammar, vocabulary development, pronunciation, study skills and culture
  • includes group and pair work, internet searches, questionnaire design and delivery, and project work including some visits to local places of interest
  • offers entry points throughout the year
  • prepares students for entry to Cambridge and IELTS exams
  • has a minimum enrolment period of four weeks.
Entry requirements

You must be aged 16 years or over. A short essay is requested and a placement test given as part of the application process to ensure you are placed at the right level.

Information on applying is available from the International Office.


There are no exams, but this course will help you to prepare for external English exams such as IELTS.

What's next?

On successful completion you may progress to academic courses at the College, apply to other institutions for further study, or gain employment in a wide range of careers.

Important information

Fees quoted apply to courses starting in the academic year 2021/22 (August 2021 – July 2022). There may be a slight increase in fees for courses starting 2022/23.

If you are aged 16-18, due to Government funding, tuition fees may not be applicable for your course. (Please note: this does not apply to Foundation Degrees or Access to Higher Education courses, and other courses not eligible for public funding.)

Although we’re not yet able to confirm the start date for this course, applications are now welcome, just complete an Expression of Interest form.
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