Learn English at many levels with courses for speakers of other languages, for free.  Learn how to speak, listen, read and write in English, with our English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) courses.

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Benefits of learning English    

Improve your English to:  

  • get a job  
  • understand your doctor  
  • help your children at school   
  • make life in the UK easier 
  • go onto further education   

Improve your English for work

Learn English as a second language for work. Get confident in interviews and work, with better English language skills.   

Different levels to suit you

You can learn ESOL English at a level to suit you.  We have English courses in a classroom near you. We do online ESOL courses, so you can learn English at home.   

We are here for you, and ESOL courses are free.

Before you do an ESOL course with us, you will need to do a skills check. This will help us start you on the right course.  

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Personal Development: Getting Ready for Language@Work Part 2

This course is put on in partnership with Wolverhampton City Council and the DWP. It is suitable with learners who wish to improve their English to get ready to apply for a job, who are unemployed and looking for work and who also have English as a second language. Learners with English as a second language, who are looking for work and receiving benefits and aged 19 plus are eligible. If you are in receipt of work related benefits, speak to your work coach at the Job Centre and mention JCP Wolverhampton Hub. Subject to eligibility, travel expenses can be paid. For further information call 07881 358679. There is an information and registration day on Thursday, 18 April 10am-12pm. This course is funded by the West Midlands Combined Authority

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 22/04/2024 -
Mon 15/07/2024
Times:
9:40am - 11:30am
Duration:
12 sessions
Location:
The Old School Building (Wolverhampton)
The Old School
73 Dudley Road
Wolverhampton
WV2 3BY
Tutor:
Shaheen Shah
Course code:
Q00014168
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £100.80

ESOL for Life and Work (Pre-entry)

This course will help pre-entry ESOL (English for speakers of other languages) learners to start to learn about the English language and the essential skills they need to use it in their lives here in the UK and to help them on their journey towards work. This pre-entry ESOL course will teach you skills to communicate some basic ideas in English. Through a range of activities, you will develop your speaking, listening, reading and writing skills. The course will have an initial assessment at the start to identify that you are the right level to join the course.

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 22/04/2024 -
Mon 15/07/2024
Times:
9:30am - 12:30pm
Duration:
11 sessions
Location:
West Green Primary School
Woodlands Park Road
London
London
N15 3RT
Tutor:
Alex Carro
Course code:
Q00014711
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £75.00

Award in ESOL Skills for Life (Writing) (Entry 2)

Build up your writing skills with these ESOL classes. This English course for beginners is aimed at speakers of other languages. It will help you learn writing skills that will support you to work or study in the UK. This ESOL entry 2 writing course builds on skills you learnt at entry 1. Expand your knowledge of grammar and improve your writing skills in English. There are also reading and speaking & listening courses at this level. If you’re helping others access ESOL classes in the UK, you’ve come to the right place

Course Information

Dates:
Tue 23/04/2024 -
Thu 18/07/2024
Times:
12:30pm - 3:00pm
Duration:
36 sessions
Location:
Linkbridge Community Support Centre (Bur
1 Swinless Street
Burnley
BB10 3BN
Tutor:
Shazia Parveen
Course code:
Q00013459
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £225.00

Get Ready for ESOL Speaking & Listening (Entry 3)

Take your speaking and listening skills to the next level with this ESOL course. Improving your communication skills will make you feel more confident interacting with others in the UK. ESOL entry 3 courses build on skills you learnt at entry 2. Gain confidence speaking in new and familiar situations and learn tools for effective communication. This is an English course for adults. It is aimed at speakers of other languages. ESOL classes are divided into three areas: reading, writing, and speaking & listening. If you’re helping others access ESOL courses in the UK, you’ve come to the right place.

Course Information

Dates:
Tue 23/04/2024 -
Tue 11/06/2024
Times:
9:30am - 12:00pm
Duration:
18 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Pamela Stezycka
Course code:
Q00013978
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
2 places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £150.00

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12 months
Fee:
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Get Ready for ESOL Speaking & Listening (Entry 3)

Take your speaking and listening skills to the next level with this ESOL course. Improving your communication skills will make you feel more confident interacting with others in the UK. ESOL entry 3 courses build on skills you learnt at entry 2. Gain confidence speaking in new and familiar situations and learn tools for effective communication. This is an English course for adults. It is aimed at speakers of other languages. ESOL classes are divided into three areas: reading, writing, and speaking & listening. If you’re helping others access ESOL courses in the UK, you’ve come to the right place.

Course Information

Dates:
Tue 23/04/2024 -
Thu 11/07/2024
Times:
10:00am - 12:00pm
Duration:
34 sessions
Location:
WEA (Derby)
The Mill
Lodge Lane
Derby
DE1 3HB
Tutor:
Janice Pate
Course code:
Q00014055
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
8 places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £150.00

Get Ready for ESOL Speaking & Listening (Entry 2)

If you are getting ready to take an ESOL entry 2 speaking and listening course, this course can help you prepare. Set yourself up for success with this ESOL preparation course. Learn verbal communication skills to get up to speed before starting your entry 2 ESOL course. Get ready courses help you learn English at your own pace. They give you extra study time for each level and module so you can reach your full potential. This is an introductory English course for beginners. If you’re helping others access entry 2 ESOL classes in the UK, you’ve come to the right place.

Course Information

Dates:
Tue 23/04/2024 -
Thu 11/07/2024
Times:
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Duration:
22 sessions
Location:
WEA (Derby)
The Mill
Lodge Lane
Derby
DE1 3HB
Tutor:
Janice Pate
Course code:
Q00014056
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £150.00

Entry Level ESOL: Moving on with Beginners ESOL

An ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) course is designed to help non-native English speakers develop their English language proficiency. The course covers reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills, with a focus on practical communication in real-life situations. It typically includes grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation, and cultural aspects of language. ESOL courses cater to various proficiency levels, from beginner to advanced, and aim to improve participants' ability to understand, converse, and interact confidently in English, whether for work, study, or daily life in an English-speaking environment.

Course Information

Dates:
Tue 23/04/2024 -
Tue 21/05/2024
Times:
9:30am - 11:30am
Duration:
5 sessions
Location:
Wesley Hall Community Centre (Leicester)
76 Hartington Road
Leicester
LE2 0GN
Tutor:
Ayman Ali
Course code:
Q00014090
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
3 places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £42.00

ESOL for Work & Life Online (Advanced)

This is the next stage course for the current online learners to continue their online ESOL classes. During the course you will continue to learn advanced English that will help you better explore and take part in your local community and to help build your employability skills for work. Before you can join the course, your English skills will be checked with a short test so that the tutor can make sure that the class is right for you. This course is for people with intermediate to advanced English. You do not need any ESOL qualifications to join.

Course Information

Dates:
Tue 23/04/2024 -
Wed 17/07/2024
Times:
6:30pm - 9:00pm
Duration:
24 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Dan Cooper
Course code:
Q00014191
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
2 places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £150.00

First Steps in ESOL 3

Do you want to start learning English? Come and join First Steps in ESOL 3. You can meet other people and improve your English skills in reading, writing, listening, and speaking. Classes are held in a friendly and supportive venue – All Souls, in the centre of Bolton and easy to travel to by bus or on foot. This course is for beginners and you will need to complete a skills check before joining. After this course, you could move onto an Entry 1 course, such as Get Ready for ESOL Entry 1, and continue your journey in the English language.

Course Information

Dates:
Tue 23/04/2024 -
Wed 17/07/2024
Times:
12:30pm - 3:00pm
Duration:
24 sessions
Location:
FAST Community Point Resource Centre (Ma
551 Cheetham Hill Road
Manchester
M8 9HZ
Tutor:
Shahnaz Ahmed
Course code:
Q00014521
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
0 places remaining
Status:
Waiting list (Join waiting list)
Fee range
Free to £150.00

Award in ESOL Skills for Life (Reading) (Entry 1)

Develop foundational reading skills with this entry 1 English course for beginners. This English course is for speakers of other languages. It will help you learn basic English to study, work, and live in the UK. This ESOL reading course helps people who are just starting to learn English. It will help you gain confidence reading short texts and common words in English. There are also writing and speaking & listening courses at this level. If you’re helping others access ESOL classes in the UK, you’ve come to the right place. What we’ll cover: - Learn to identify common English words in everyday situations. - Understand signs, symbols and texts you will come across. - Read information about timetables, prices, and schedules. - Understand the purpose of different texts, including adverts, posters, and news articles. - Understand how punctuation is used to help you read more easily.

Course Information

Dates:
Tue 23/04/2024 -
Fri 26/07/2024
Times:
9:30am - 12:30pm
Duration:
26 sessions
Location:
Deeplish Community Centre (ROCHDALE)
Hare Street
Deeplish
ROCHDALE
OL11 1JT
Tutor:
Sultana Shaheen
Course code:
Q00015080
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
9 places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £225.00