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.   

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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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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:
Mon 15/04/2024 -
Wed 17/07/2024
Times:
12:30pm - 2:30pm
Duration:
41 sessions
Location:
Kensington Community Learning Centre (Li
291-299 Kensington
Liverpool
L7 2RG
Tutor:
Linda Faulkner
Course code:
Q00012099
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £225.00

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:
Mon 15/04/2024 -
Mon 15/07/2024
Times:
10:00am - 1:00pm
Duration:
25 sessions
Location:
Personal Success Learning Centre (Liverp
350 Upper Parliament Street
Liverpool
L8 7QL
Tutor:
Jacob Dwyer
Course code:
Q00012076
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £225.00

Get Ready for ESOL Reading (Entry 3)

Set yourself up for success at learning English with this ESOL preparation course. This course is designed to help you prepare for an ESOL entry 3 reading course. Learn key reading skills you’ll need for the entry 3 ESOL course in reading. 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 a non-accredited English course for adults. If you’re helping others access entry 3 ESOL classes in the UK, you’ve come to the right place.

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 15/04/2024 -
Mon 24/06/2024
Times:
9:30am - 12:00pm
Duration:
17 sessions
Location:
Lansbury Lawrence Primary School
Cordelia Street
London
E14 6DZ
Tutor:
Stephan Schulte-Nahring
Course code:
Q00013034
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
0 places remaining
Status:
Fee range
Free to £150.00

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

Learn basic writing skills with this foundational English course for beginners. This English course is for speakers of other languages. It will help you learn to write in English to study, work, and live in the UK. Entry 1 ESOL courses help people who are just starting to learn English. It will help you gain confidence to write basic sentences 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:
Mon 15/04/2024 -
Wed 17/07/2024
Times:
9:30am - 12:00pm
Duration:
26 sessions
Location:
St Johns Centre (Manchester)
St Johns Road
Old Trafford
Manchester
M16 7GX
Tutor:
Rasha Ahmed
Course code:
Q00013894
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
4 places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £225.00

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12 months
Fee:
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Get Ready for ESOL Writing (Level 2)

Polish your writing skills in English. This ESOL level 2 course teaches you advanced knowledge to help you write and analyse a variety of texts in English. Improved writing skills can open doors to work and study options in the UK. This ESOL course builds on skills you learnt at level 1. Perfect your writing skills in English while practising critical thinking. This is an English course for adults. It is aimed at speakers of other languages. ESOL courses are divided into three areas: reading, writing, and speaking & listening. If you’re helping others access ESOL classes in the UK, you’ve come to the right place.

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 15/04/2024 -
Tue 14/05/2024
Times:
9:30am - 12:30pm
Duration:
18 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Samantha Singh
Course code:
Q00014392
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
2 places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £150.00

Pre-Entry ESOL: Brushstrokes

This course is organised in partnership with Brushstrokes in Smethwick. It 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. This course is funded by the West Midlands Combined Authority

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 15/04/2024 -
Thu 18/07/2024
Times:
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Duration:
26 sessions
Location:
Smethwick Baptist Church
Regent Stree
Smethwick
B66 3BQ
Tutor:
Chadney Choudhury
Course code:
Q00014161
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
7 places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £252.00

Money management and budgeting for ESOL learners (Multiply)

This short course is designed for learners currently studying ESOL who want to learn more about the language and skills that will help you manage your money, make good shopping decisions, and understand budgeting. The course will look at the principles of managing money in everyday situations like comparing prices on the high street, working out the best deal for transport to get to work or learning, or the cost of cooking a meal. This course will take place at Jubilee Library, Jubilee Street, The Lanes, Brighton BN1 1GE. This course is supported by the Government-funded Multiply program which means that it is free for any learner with a Brighton postcode.

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 15/04/2024 -
Mon 22/04/2024
Times:
9:30am - 11:30am
Duration:
2 sessions
Location:
Jubilee Library
Jubilee Street
Brighton
BN1 1GE
Tutor:
Jane Perrin
Course code:
Q00014450
How you'll learn:
In venue
Status:
Waiting list (Join waiting list)
Fee:
Free

Money management and budgeting for ESOL learners (Multiply)

This short course is designed for learners currently studying ESOL who want to learn more about the language and skills that will help you manage your money, make good shopping decisions, and understand budgeting. The course will look at the principles of managing money in everyday situations like comparing prices on the high street, working out the best deal for transport to get to work or learning, or the cost of cooking a meal. This course will take place at Jubilee Library, Jubilee Street, The Lanes, Brighton BN1 1GE. This course is supported by the Government-funded Multiply program which means that it is free for any learner with a Brighton postcode.

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 15/04/2024 -
Mon 22/04/2024
Times:
12:30pm - 2:30pm
Duration:
2 sessions
Location:
Jubilee Library
Jubilee Street
Brighton
BN1 1GE
Tutor:
Jane Perrin
Course code:
Q00014452
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
5 places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee:
Free

Entry Level ESOL: Driving Licence Theory for ESOL Learners. Part 1

The course is for learners who need support with English and who want to pass the Driving Theory test. Our course is friendly and a safe environment to ask questions. You will help each other to learn and practice through informal activities and discussions, helping you to develop your understanding and confidence. There will be an enrolment/assessment session on 18th March at 12.30 at Millan Centre, 89 Victor Street. BD9 4RA . This is a women-only centre. You must attend this enrolment session to make sure this is the right course for you. If this is your first WEA course, please bring ID and proof of benefit or low wage if you wish to claim fee waiver.

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 15/04/2024 -
Mon 20/05/2024
Times:
12:30pm - 2:45pm
Duration:
5 sessions
Location:
Millan Centre (Bradford)
Victor Street
Bradford
BD9 4RA
Tutor:
Nazmeen Sadiq
Course code:
Q00014465
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
3 places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £56.70

Pre-Entry ESOL: ESOL pre entry 3

This is English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) course which will be held at The Dolphin Women's Centre in Washwood Heath, Birmingham, where the course will be taught face to face. This course will help improve your confidence to start speaking and listening, reading and writing in English ready for working in the UK. The course aims to aid you to start your journey to learning English and help to build your confidence when using the language in your day to day lives and out in the community, as well as helping you to work towards looking for a job here in the UK. This is a pre-entry course which will have progression opportunities at the end for higher level non accredited courses. This course is funded by the West Midlands Combined Authority

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 15/04/2024 -
Wed 26/06/2024
Times:
11:00am - 12:45pm
Duration:
28 sessions
Location:
Dolphin Women's Centre (Birmingham)
Ward End Park
Washwood Heath Road
Birmingham
B8 2HB
Tutor:
Fozia Aslam
Course code:
Q00014544
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
7 places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £257.25