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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ESOL Summer School (Intermediate)

Continue your ESOL studies over the summer with this 5 week short course. This is a short course so that learners do not have to have a gap between studies if they so wish. The course will concentrate on intermediate ESOL skills for learners going into entry 2 in September and are wanting to upskill ready. The classes will revolve around the skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing. The class is run by a qualified and experienced tutor who will help you develop, improve and provide feedback throughout the course.

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 29/07/2024 -
Tue 27/08/2024
Times:
6:00pm - 8:30pm
Duration:
10 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Shazia Parveen
Course code:
Q00017671
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
8 places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £75.00

ESOL Summer School (Advanced)

Continue your ESOL studies over the summer with this 5 week short course. This is a short course so that learners do not have to have a gap between studies if they so wish. The course will concentrate on advanced ESOL skills for learners going into level 1 or level 2 in September and are wanting to upskill ready. The classes will revolve around the skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing. The class is run by a qualified and experienced tutor who will help you develop, improve and provide feedback throughout the course.

Course Information

Dates:
Tue 30/07/2024 -
Wed 28/08/2024
Times:
6:30pm - 9:00pm
Duration:
18 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Dan Cooper
Course code:
Q00017687
How you'll learn:
Online
Status:
Waiting list (Join waiting list)
Fee range
Free to £75.00

Pre-Entry ESOL: Confidence for English

This course focuses on bolstering confidence through practical language skills necessary for daily interactions. Participants will engage in conversations relevant to various aspects of everyday life. The course aims to empower learners from diverse backgrounds, including those facing socio-economic challenges. Through targeted language instruction and confidence-building exercises, learners will begin to develop essential linguistic abilities vital for active participation in their communities. This short course will cover a range of learning opportunities enabling students to further develop skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking through focus on various elements of grammar and vocabulary. Confidence in English is a taster course tailored for learners thinking about working towards accredited ESOL.

Course Information

Dates:
Thu 01/08/2024 -
Thu 22/08/2024
Times:
10:00am - 12:00pm
Duration:
3 sessions
Location:
Jubilee Library
Jubilee Street
Brighton
BN1 1GE
Tutor:
Camille Ramsden
Course code:
Q00018136
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £33.60

Money Management & Budgeting for ESOL Learners (Maximus, Three Bridges)

This course is ONLY for residents of West Sussex. Please do not apply if you are from a West Sussex postcode area. 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.

Course Information

Dates:
Fri 02/08/2024 -
Fri 16/08/2024
Times:
10:00am - 12:00pm
Duration:
3 sessions
Location:
Maximus Three Bridges Office
Unit 2
3 Crawley Business Centre
Stephenson Way
Three Bridges
Crawley
RH10 1TN
Tutor:
Gabriella Russo
Course code:
Q00017947
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee:
Free

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12 months
Fee:
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Pre-Entry ESOL: Steps to Success - Introduction to ESOL

Take Your First Steps Towards English Communication New to English? Feeling overwhelmed by the alphabet and basic greetings? This Pre-Entry ESOL course is your stepping stone to effective communication. Key focuses include: Alphabet & Pronunciation: Master sounds and letters for clear speech. Essential Vocabulary & Phrases: Learn greetings, introductions, and everyday words. Listening & Speaking Skills: Understand and respond to simple conversations. Reading & Writing Basics: Familiarize yourself with writing letters and basic words. Building Confidence: Practice in a supportive environment. With clear explanations, visuals, and practical exercises, no prior English experience is necessary. Start your English journey today by enrolling in Pre-Entry ESOL!

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 05/08/2024 -
Mon 19/08/2024
Times:
9:30am - 12:30pm
Duration:
3 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Farzana Birader
Course code:
Q00016482
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £33.30

Money Management & Budgeting for ESOL Learners (Horsham - West Sussex Multiply)

Please note this course is ONLY for residents of West Sussex. 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 the Horsham Drill Hall, Horsham. This course is supported by the Government-funded Multiply program which means that it is free for any learner with a West Sussex postcode.

Course Information

Dates:
Tue 06/08/2024 -
Tue 20/08/2024
Times:
10:00am - 12:00pm
Duration:
3 sessions
Location:
The Drill Hall
Denne Road
Horsham
RH1 1JF
Tutor:
Gabriella Russo
Course code:
Q00018242
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee:
Free

Money Management & Budgeting for ESOL Learners (Littlehampton JCP - West Sussex Multiply)

Please note this course is ONLY for residents of West Sussex. 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 the Littlehampton Job Centre. This course is supported by the Government-funded Multiply program which means that it is free for any learner with a West Sussex postcode.

Course Information

Dates:
Fri 09/08/2024 -
Fri 23/08/2024
Times:
9:30am - 11:30am
Duration:
3 sessions
Location:
Littlehampton Jobcentre (Littlehampton)
33 Church Street
Littlehampton
BN17 5ER
Tutor:
Camille Ramsden
Course code:
Q00018131
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee:
Free

Entry Level ESOL: Entry 1

Do you want to start learning English? Come and join First Steps In ESOL. You can meet other people and improve your English skills. Classes are held in a friendly and supportive venue. This course is for beginners. After completing it, you could move onto an Entry 1 course such as Get Ready for ESOL Entry 1. We’ll cover Use numbers 1 to 50 in English Match lower- and upper-case letters Ask and answer questions in English Spell out your name, saying the letters correctly Match common everyday signs to their meanings in English Improve your confidence to learning.

Course Information

Dates:
Fri 09/08/2024 -
Fri 18/10/2024
Times:
12:30pm - 3:30pm
Duration:
11 sessions
Location:
The Salvation Army Blackpool (Blackpool)
Community Centre
The Citadel, Raikes Parade
Blackpool
FY1 4EL
Tutor:
Sarah Taberner
Course code:
Q00018284
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £138.60

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

Build on basic reading skills with these ESOL classes. This is an English course for beginners. It is aimed at speakers of other languages. ESOL courses help you learn basic English for life in the UK and improve your chances of finding work or study options. This ESOL entry 2 reading course builds on skills you learnt at entry 1. Grow your vocabulary and improve your reading skills in English. There are also writing and speaking & listening courses at this level. If you’re helping others find ESOL courses in the UK, you’ve come to the right place.

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 02/09/2024 -
Sat 02/11/2024
Times:
9:30am - 11:30am
Duration:
30 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Farzana Birader
Course code:
Q00016779
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
9 places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £225.00

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

Develop confidence to read advanced texts in English. This ESOL course teaches you different reading techniques and helps expand your vocabulary. Learn how to improve your reading skills to get the most out of living in the UK. This ESOL level 1 reading course builds on skills you learnt at entry 3. You’ll continue to learn about different styles of text and gain tools to interpret them. 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 find ESOL courses in the UK, you’ve come to the right place.

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 02/09/2024 -
Thu 10/04/2025
Location:
Online
Course code:
Q00015803
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £225.00