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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Pre-Entry ESOL: Job Skills with ESOL

Welcome to our Very Basic Beginner's English Class! This course provides a gentle introduction to English language essentials while familiarising you with our intuitive online platform here at the WEA. Learn basic grammar, vocabulary, and pronunciation through interactive modules. Gain confidence in everyday conversations and basic workplace communication. Additionally, we'll guide you through utilising our platform efficiently, ensuring seamless navigation. As a bonus, we'll introduce fundamental job search strategies, equipping you with the tools to kickstart your career journey confidently. Join us for a supportive and engaging learning experience tailored to beginners, designed to empower you in both language proficiency and job readiness.

Course Information

Dates:
Fri 07/06/2024 -
Fri 05/07/2024
Times:
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Duration:
5 sessions
Location:
Bevois Town Primary School (Southampton)
Cedar Road
Southampton
SO14 6RU
Tutor:
Irma Gough
Course code:
Q00014869
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £42.00

Entry Level English ESOL : Everyday ESOL

This intermediate to advanced course will help you to communicate your ideas in English on a range of everyday topics. You will practice reading, writing, speaking and listening, with a focus on conversation skills. You will also learn new vocabulary, improve your pronunciation, and start to learn about basic English grammar, including present, future and past tenses as well as present perfect. You will work with other learners at a similar level and be expected to take part in pair and group activities in the classroom. This course is ideal for English Language learners with some level of confidence and experience in speaking and understanding English. You will be in a mixed group of intermediate to advanced learners and will have the opportunity to practice your English in a number of different situations.

Course Information

Dates:
Fri 07/06/2024 -
Fri 05/07/2024
Times:
10:30am - 1:30pm
Duration:
5 sessions
Location:
Saint Peter's Church Hall (Hove)
Tamworth Road
Hove
BN3 5GD
Tutor:
Alice Lynden
Course code:
Q00014588
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
6 places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £63.00

Pre-Entry ESOL: Confidence to Communicate

This course is an exciting new opportunity to develop your confidence and skills in speaking and listening in English. You will learn basic conversational skills such as giving and asking for personal information from friends and neighbours, as well as employment and learning based vocabulary. This course is designed to provide a basic foundation of skills to allow learners to access their next steps in a more formal learning setting.

Course Information

Dates:
Tue 11/06/2024 -
Tue 16/07/2024
Times:
1:45pm - 3:15pm
Duration:
11 sessions
Location:
Daubeney Children's Centre/ Primary Scho
103 Daubeney Road
Hackney
London
E5 0EG
Tutor:
Stephan Schulte-Nahring
Course code:
Q00014982
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £69.30

ESOL for Life and Work

This is the next stage course for entry level learners to continue ESOL classes. During the course you will continue to learn basic 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 little English. You do not need any ESOL qualifications to join.

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 17/06/2024 -
Thu 18/07/2024
Times:
9:30am - 12:00pm
Duration:
10 sessions
Location:
The Church of Nazarene (Oldham)
York Street
Oldham
OL9 6ET
Tutor:
Vivianne Kuffoh
Course code:
Q00015377
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £75.00

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Membership Information

Duration:
12 months
Fee:
WEA Membership

Get Ready for ESOL Writing (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 speaking and listening course. Learn key verbal communication skills you’ll need for the entry 3 ESOL course in speaking and listening. 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 course helps you learn conversational tactics to support you in everyday interactions in the UK. 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:
Tue 18/06/2024 -
Thu 25/07/2024
Times:
10:00am - 12:30pm
Duration:
18 sessions
Location:
The Old Police Station (Runcorn)
Old Police Station
Mersey Road
Runcorn
WA7 1DF
Tutor:
Linda Faulkner
Course code:
Q00012075
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £150.00

Get Ready for ESOL Speaking & Listening (Entry 1)

Are you thinking about taking an ESOL entry 1 speaking and listening course? If so, this course can help to prepare you to study. Set yourself up for success on your ESOL course with this preparation course. Get ready courses help you learn English at your own pace. This course gives you extra study time. This is an introductory English course for beginners. If you’re helping others access entry 1 ESOL classes in the UK, you’ve come to the right place.

Course Information

Dates:
Wed 19/06/2024 -
Wed 07/08/2024
Times:
9:30am - 3:00pm
Duration:
6 sessions
Location:
All Souls Bolton
56 Astley Street
Bolton
North West
BL1 8EY
Tutor:
Kieran Williams
Course code:
Q00013976
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £150.00

Pre-Entry ESOL: Everyday ESOL

This beginner to pre-intermediate course will help you to communicate basic ideas in English on a range of everyday topics. You will practise reading, writing, speaking and listening, with a focus on conversation skills. You will also learn new vocabulary, improve your pronunciation, and start to learn about basic English grammar. You will work with other learners at a similar level and be expected to take part in pair and group activities in the classroom. If you have little to no experience speaking and learning English - this is the course for you. We have an experienced and professional tutor who will offer you the guidance, support and practice needed to improve your English language ability. The classes will be relaxed, informal and friendly - a safe space to meet new people and learn new skills. If you lack confidence in your English language skills and wish to improve - please sign up for our course.

Course Information

Dates:
Thu 20/06/2024 -
Thu 11/07/2024
Times:
1:00pm - 4:00pm
Duration:
4 sessions
Location:
Honeycroft Centre (Hove)
St. Barnabas Hall
Sackville Road
Hove
BN3 3WF
Tutor:
Alice Lynden
Course code:
Q00014566
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
9 places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £50.40

Entry Level ESOL: Reading Club

Discover the wonderful world of the English language with this ESOL Reading Club course. It will help you to develop reading skills in English. Whether you have studied basic English before or you are completely new to it, You will find value in this ESOL course. Develop your English reading skills to enable you to recognise simple words, text type, purpose of text and grammatical structures. You do not need any special tools to attend, just yourself and some enthusiasm. Start your language journey today by registering for this course.

Course Information

Dates:
Fri 21/06/2024 -
Thu 11/07/2024
Times:
9:30am - 12:00pm
Duration:
6 sessions
Location:
Stepney Community Trust
46 Myrdle Street
London
Tower Hamlets London
London
E1 1HL
Tutor:
Elena Hawkins
Course code:
Q00015153
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £63.00

Entry Level ESOL: Everyday Conversation and Communication Skills

Do you want to improve your English speaking skills? Do you lack confidence when speaking in everyday situations like at the doctor’s, at your child’s school, out shopping or on public transport? If English is not your first language but you have some speaking skills already and become more confident to speak to people, this course will help you to improve with some of the words and phrases needed to communicate in everyday situations. It will also give you confidence with some basic digital communication skills. In addition, we will help you to practise giving your own information and filling in forms accurately.

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 01/07/2024 -
Wed 10/07/2024
Times:
9:30am - 11:30am
Duration:
4 sessions
Location:
Bakersfield Community Centre (Nottingham
312 Sneinton Dale
Nottingham
NG3 7DN
Tutor:
Shamaila Firdaus
Course code:
Q00014901
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
3 places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £33.60

ESOL Sewing Club

If you would like to learn or refresh your knowledge of hand embroidery, these short courses are perfect for you. You can take one or two of the courses or sign up for all three as follow on sessions. During the sessions you can share your stitching and ideas with the rest of the class and receive guidance and support from your tutor. The classes are set up for learners that have English as a second language, each course teaches hand embroidery in a safe space with a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. All materials and tools provided for each course.

Course Information

Dates:
Thu 04/07/2024 -
Thu 18/07/2024
Location:
The Phoenix Community Centre
Matson Lane
Gloucester
GL4 6DX
Course code:
P00000043
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available



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ESOL (Counties)

WEA feature a wide range of classes to help learners develop their English skills for all aspects of life and work. Our classes are full and part time, day and evening both face to face and online from Entry 1 up to Level 2 in addition to non-accredited courses for entry level learners. Our curriculum is structured so that learners can progress through the levels and move on to more mainstream qualifications. Our lessons cover the four main skills of ESOL Speaking, Listening, Reading and Writing.

Course Information

Dates:
Fri 27/10/2023 -
Tue 30/04/2024
Location:
Online
Course code:
P00000016
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
0 places remaining
Status:
In progress
Fee:
Free

Family ESOL (Everton)

This is a Family ESOL class which will run for local parents to attend with their pre-school aged children. The course will be fun at a safe and friendly venue, Everton Children & Family Centre in Liverpool. Classes will be held by a qualified ESOL tutor and will be run unaccredited. The classes will be held every Monday from 9.30am - 12pm. There is a creche on site which is available for the pre-school children so that parents can attend the classes.

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 18/03/2024 -
Mon 15/07/2024
Times:
9:30am - 12:00pm
Duration:
15 sessions
Location:
Everton Nursery School and Family Centre
Spencer Street
Liverpool
North West
L6 2WF
Tutor:
Gaynor Hunter
Course code:
Q00014185
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
In progress
Fee range
Free to £225.00

Family ESOL (Everton)

This is a Family ESOL class which will run for local parents to attend with their pre-school aged children. The course will be fun at a safe and friendly venue, Everton Children & Family Centre in Liverpool. Classes will be held by a qualified ESOL tutor and will be run unaccredited. The classes will be held every Monday from 9.30am - 12pm. There is a creche on site which is available for the pre-school children so that parents can attend the classes.

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 18/03/2024 -
Mon 15/07/2024
Times:
9:30am - 12:00pm
Duration:
15 sessions
Location:
Everton Nursery School and Family Centre
Spencer Street
Liverpool
North West
L6 2WF
Tutor:
Gaynor Hunter
Course code:
Q00014185
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
In progress
Fee range
Free to £225.00

Family ESOL (Everton)

This is a Family ESOL class which will run for local parents to attend with their pre-school aged children. The course will be fun at a safe and friendly venue, Everton Children & Family Centre in Liverpool. Classes will be held by a qualified ESOL tutor and will be run unaccredited. The classes will be held every Monday from 9.30am - 12pm. There is a creche on site which is available for the pre-school children so that parents can attend the classes.

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 18/03/2024 -
Mon 15/07/2024
Times:
9:30am - 12:00pm
Duration:
15 sessions
Location:
Everton Nursery School and Family Centre
Spencer Street
Liverpool
North West
L6 2WF
Tutor:
Gaynor Hunter
Course code:
Q00014185
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
In progress
Fee range
Free to £225.00

Family ESOL (Everton)

This is a Family ESOL class which will run for local parents to attend with their pre-school aged children. The course will be fun at a safe and friendly venue, Everton Children & Family Centre in Liverpool. Classes will be held by a qualified ESOL tutor and will be run unaccredited. The classes will be held every Monday from 9.30am - 12pm. There is a creche on site which is available for the pre-school children so that parents can attend the classes.

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 18/03/2024 -
Mon 15/07/2024
Times:
9:30am - 12:00pm
Duration:
15 sessions
Location:
Everton Nursery School and Family Centre
Spencer Street
Liverpool
North West
L6 2WF
Tutor:
Gaynor Hunter
Course code:
Q00014185
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
In progress
Fee range
Free to £225.00

Family ESOL (Everton)

This is a Family ESOL class which will run for local parents to attend with their pre-school aged children. The course will be fun at a safe and friendly venue, Everton Children & Family Centre in Liverpool. Classes will be held by a qualified ESOL tutor and will be run unaccredited. The classes will be held every Monday from 9.30am - 12pm. There is a creche on site which is available for the pre-school children so that parents can attend the classes.

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 18/03/2024 -
Mon 15/07/2024
Times:
9:30am - 12:00pm
Duration:
15 sessions
Location:
Everton Nursery School and Family Centre
Spencer Street
Liverpool
North West
L6 2WF
Tutor:
Gaynor Hunter
Course code:
Q00014185
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
In progress
Fee range
Free to £225.00

Family ESOL (Everton)

This is a Family ESOL class which will run for local parents to attend with their pre-school aged children. The course will be fun at a safe and friendly venue, Everton Children & Family Centre in Liverpool. Classes will be held by a qualified ESOL tutor and will be run unaccredited. The classes will be held every Monday from 9.30am - 12pm. There is a creche on site which is available for the pre-school children so that parents can attend the classes.

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 18/03/2024 -
Mon 15/07/2024
Times:
9:30am - 12:00pm
Duration:
15 sessions
Location:
Everton Nursery School and Family Centre
Spencer Street
Liverpool
North West
L6 2WF
Tutor:
Gaynor Hunter
Course code:
Q00014185
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
In progress
Fee range
Free to £225.00

Family ESOL (Everton)

This is a Family ESOL class which will run for local parents to attend with their pre-school aged children. The course will be fun at a safe and friendly venue, Everton Children & Family Centre in Liverpool. Classes will be held by a qualified ESOL tutor and will be run unaccredited. The classes will be held every Monday from 9.30am - 12pm. There is a creche on site which is available for the pre-school children so that parents can attend the classes.

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 18/03/2024 -
Mon 15/07/2024
Times:
9:30am - 12:00pm
Duration:
15 sessions
Location:
Everton Nursery School and Family Centre
Spencer Street
Liverpool
North West
L6 2WF
Tutor:
Gaynor Hunter
Course code:
Q00014185
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
In progress
Fee range
Free to £225.00

Family ESOL (Everton)

This is a Family ESOL class which will run for local parents to attend with their pre-school aged children. The course will be fun at a safe and friendly venue, Everton Children & Family Centre in Liverpool. Classes will be held by a qualified ESOL tutor and will be run unaccredited. The classes will be held every Monday from 9.30am - 12pm. There is a creche on site which is available for the pre-school children so that parents can attend the classes.

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 18/03/2024 -
Mon 15/07/2024
Times:
9:30am - 12:00pm
Duration:
15 sessions
Location:
Everton Nursery School and Family Centre
Spencer Street
Liverpool
North West
L6 2WF
Tutor:
Gaynor Hunter
Course code:
Q00014185
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
In progress
Fee range
Free to £225.00

Family ESOL (Everton)

This is a Family ESOL class which will run for local parents to attend with their pre-school aged children. The course will be fun at a safe and friendly venue, Everton Children & Family Centre in Liverpool. Classes will be held by a qualified ESOL tutor and will be run unaccredited. The classes will be held every Monday from 9.30am - 12pm. There is a creche on site which is available for the pre-school children so that parents can attend the classes.

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 18/03/2024 -
Mon 15/07/2024
Times:
9:30am - 12:00pm
Duration:
15 sessions
Location:
Everton Nursery School and Family Centre
Spencer Street
Liverpool
North West
L6 2WF
Tutor:
Gaynor Hunter
Course code:
Q00014185
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
In progress
Fee range
Free to £225.00