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: Creative Conversations

Welcome to Creative Conversations, an innovative ESOL course designed to improve your English speaking skills through engaging in practical and artistic activities such as arts, crafts, and basket weaving. This course combines language learning with hands-on projects, providing a unique environment where you can practice conversational English while creating beautiful and functional items.

Course Information

Dates:
Tue 09/07/2024 -
Tue 27/08/2024
Times:
9:30am - 11:30am
Duration:
8 sessions
Location:
Victoria Hall Methodist Church (Sheffiel
Norfolk Street
Sheffield
S1 2JB
Tutor:
Ben Warner
Course code:
Q00017358
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
3 places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £67.20

Money Management & Budgeting for ESOL Learners (B&H Multiply - St.Ps)

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 St Peters Church Hall, off Portland Road in Hove. This course is supported by the Government-funded Multiply programme and is free to learners that are aged 19 or above, who live in a Brighton & Hove postcode.

Course Information

Dates:
Fri 12/07/2024 -
Fri 12/07/2024
Times:
10:30am - 1:30pm
Duration:
1 sessions
Location:
Saint Peter's Church Hall (Hove)
Tamworth Road
Hove
BN3 5GD
Tutor:
Alice Lynden
Course code:
Q00015486
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee:
Free

Entry Level ESOL: ESOL Taster Session 3 hours

Beginners ESOL 3hour Taster course. Discover the wonderful world of the English language with this beginners ESOL course. It will help you to develop basic speaking, listening, reading and writing skills in English. Whether you have studied basic English before or you are completely new to it, You will find value in this Taster session. Develop your language skills to enable you to recognise simple words, prepare to write, ask everyday questions and answer them using correct 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:
Wed 17/07/2024 -
Wed 17/07/2024
Times:
9:00am - 12:00pm
Duration:
1 sessions
Location:
Lansbury Lawrence Primary School
Cordelia Street
London
E14 6DZ
Tutor:
Stephan Schulte-Nahring
Course code:
Q00016490
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £12.60

Money Management & Budgeting for ESOL Learners (WS-Multiply - Worthing)

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 Crawley Library, Southgate Avenue, Town Centre, Crawley RH10 6HG. This course is supported by the Government-funded Multiply programme and is free to learners that are aged 19 or above, who live in a West Sussex postcode.

Course Information

Dates:
Thu 18/07/2024 -
Thu 18/07/2024
Times:
9:30am - 11:30am
Duration:
1 sessions
Location:
Worthing Library Committee Room (Worthin
Richmond Road
Worthing
BN11 1HD
Tutor:
Jane Perrin
Course code:
Q00015483
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
2 places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee:
Free

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Membership Information

Duration:
12 months
Fee:
WEA Membership

Money Management & Budgeting for ESOL Learners (WS 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 Crawley Library, Southgate Avenue, Town Centre, Crawley RH10 6HG. This course is supported by the Government-funded Multiply programme and is free to learners that are aged 19 or above, who live in a West Sussex postcode.

Course Information

Dates:
Tue 23/07/2024 -
Tue 30/07/2024
Times:
9:30am - 11:30am
Duration:
1 sessions
Location:
Crawley Library
Southgate Avenue
Crawley Town Centre
Crawley
RH10 6HG
Tutor:
Gabriella Russo
Course code:
Q00015481
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
4 places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee:
Free

Money Management & Budgeting for ESOL Learners (WS 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 Crawley Library, Southgate Avenue, Town Centre, Crawley RH10 6HG. This course is supported by the Government-funded Multiply programme and is free to learners that are aged 19 or above, who live in a West Sussex postcode.

Course Information

Dates:
Tue 23/07/2024 -
Tue 30/07/2024
Times:
12:30pm - 2:30pm
Duration:
1 sessions
Location:
Crawley Library
Southgate Avenue
Crawley Town Centre
Crawley
RH10 6HG
Tutor:
Gabriella Russo
Course code:
Q00015482
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
0 places remaining
Status:
Waiting list (Join waiting list)
Fee:
Free

Communicating Confidently online

Do you want to gain more confidence in using digital skills to communicate online. If the answer is 'yes!', then join this course. This course is for learners with little or no experience of digital technologies who want to develop better digital skills. If you struggle with using digital skills to communicate online, using WhatsApp, social media and drafting emails this course can help you feel more comfortable with digital communication. The course aims to boost your confidence by teaching the techniques and digital skills you need to improve your online communication skills. Take the first steps to Improve your digital skills for learning, life, and work.

Course Information

Dates:
Tue 23/07/2024 -
Tue 23/07/2024
Times:
9:30am - 12:30pm
Duration:
1 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Elena Hawkins
Course code:
Q00017307
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee:
Free



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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:
7 places remaining
Status:
In progress
Fee range
Free to £150.00