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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Get Ready for ESOL Reading (Entry 1)

Are you thinking about taking an ESOL entry 1 reading 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:
Mon 20/05/2024 -
Thu 25/07/2024
Times:
12:30pm - 3:00pm
Duration:
18 sessions
Location:
St Johns Centre (Manchester)
St Johns Road
Old Trafford
Manchester
M16 7GX
Tutor:
Rasha Ahmed
Course code:
Q00012574
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
2 places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £150.00

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

Develop confidence to write complex texts in English. This ESOL course teaches you how to write more clearly and use grammar correctly. Learn how to improve your writing skills in English and get the most out of living in the UK. This ESOL level 1 writing course builds on skills you learnt at entry 3. Understand how to write well-structured texts and use sophisticated vocabulary. 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 20/05/2024 -
Fri 05/07/2024
Times:
9:30am - 12:00pm
Duration:
21 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Hannah Mitchell
Course code:
Q00012083
How you'll learn:
Online and in venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £225.00

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

Develop confidence to write complex texts in English. This ESOL course teaches you how to write more clearly and use grammar correctly. Learn how to improve your writing skills in English and get the most out of living in the UK. This ESOL level 1 writing course builds on skills you learnt at entry 3. Understand how to write well-structured texts and use sophisticated vocabulary. 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 20/05/2024 -
Wed 03/07/2024
Times:
6:00pm - 8:30pm
Duration:
14 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Hannah Mitchell
Course code:
Q00012084
How you'll learn:
Online and in venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £225.00

Entry Level ESOL: Employability with ESOL

This course will help you to improve your English skills in speaking, listening, reading and writing while learning more about the world of work in the UK. Through a range of activities, you will build your confidence in preparation for applying for jobs. You will learn about vocabulary used to describe jobs and work and practise the language of job applications and interviews. You will improve your overall English and develop employability skills.

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 20/05/2024 -
Thu 11/07/2024
Times:
12:30pm - 2:30pm
Duration:
14 sessions
Location:
Somerstown Central Community Hub (Souths
Rivers Street
Somerstown
Southsea
PO5 4EY
Tutor:
Taaziz Grada
Course code:
Q00014015
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
1 place remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £117.60

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12 months
Fee:
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Everyday English communication skills

Do you want to start learning English? If English is not your first language and you want to learn at a beginner level, this course will get you started with some words and phrases needed to communicate with other people in everyday situations. It will also give you confidence with some basic communication skills. This pre-entry level ESOL course will help you to communicate basic ideas in English. 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. You will work with other learners at a similar level and will be expected to take part in pair and group activities in the classroom. There is fee attached to the course but it is free if you are in receipt of benefits. You will need to show proof of benefits .

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 20/05/2024 -
Thu 18/07/2024
Location:
Online
Course code:
P00000053
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
0 places remaining
Status:
Fee:
Free

English for knowing your Community

Do you want to develop your English further ? Would you like to use your phone or laptop to help develop your English language skills or know how to use them better to help with everyday life . This is the next stage course for pre-entry learners to continue ESOL classes. During the course you will continue to learn basic English that will help you explore and take part in your local community. A highly interactive course which will build on your vocabulary and reading skills; you will take part in conversations and tasks which develop your language further . It will also help build your employability skills for work or volunteering within your local community . There is fee attached to the course but it is free if you are in receipt of benefits. You will need to show proof of benefits .

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 20/05/2024 -
Thu 18/07/2024
Location:
Online
Course code:
P00000062
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
9 places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee:
Free

Award in ESOL Skills for Life (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 20/05/2024 -
Thu 11/07/2024
Times:
9:30am - 12:30pm
Duration:
28 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Samantha Singh
Course code:
Q00015394
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
5 places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £225.00

Get Ready for ESOL Speaking & Listening (Level 1)

Feel confident starting your level 1 ESOL course with this ESOL preparation course. It is designed to prepare you for the ESOL level 1 speaking and listening course. Learn key verbal communication skills you’ll need for the level 1 ESOL course in speaking and listening to set yourself up for success. 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 level 1 ESOL courses in the UK, you’ve come to the right place.

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 20/05/2024 -
Thu 25/07/2024
Times:
12:00pm - 2:30pm
Duration:
18 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Sobia Ahmad
Course code:
Q00015707
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
5 places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £150.00

Together We Learn ESOL (Walton)

Discover the wonderful world of the English language with this entry level ESOL course. It will help you to develop your skills in 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 ESOL course. Continue to develop your language skills to enable you to work here in the UK and build your confidence in your lives in the UK. You do not need any special tools to attend, just yourself and some enthusiasm. Continue your language journey with us today by registering for this course.

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 20/05/2024 -
Mon 22/07/2024
Times:
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Duration:
9 sessions
Location:
Walton Salvation Army Centre (Liverpool)
Cavendish Drive
Liverpool
L9 1HW
Tutor:
Gaynor Hunter
Course code:
Q00015928
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £50.00

Pre-Entry ESOL: Literacy for ESOL

This course is for adult learners whose first language is not English. The course will provide support with English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) and is particularly aimed at learners who need extra help with reading and writing and the English alphabet. On this course you will improve reading and writing, including spelling, punctuation, vocabulary and simple sentences. The course is for learners with a pre-entry level of English.

Course Information

Dates:
Tue 21/05/2024 -
Wed 10/07/2024
Times:
12:30pm - 2:30pm
Duration:
24 sessions
Location:
Somerstown Central Community Hub (Souths
Rivers Street
Somerstown
Southsea
PO5 4EY
Tutor:
Taaziz Grada
Course code:
Q00014060
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £117.60