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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Award in ESOL Skills for Life (Speaking and Listening) (Level 1)

Develop confidence to interact with others in English, no matter the situation. This ESOL course teaches you skills to help you communicate verbally in English. It can support you in job interviews, social conversations, or in your studies. This ESOL level 1 speaking and listening course builds on skills you learnt at entry 3. Gain tools to help you in conversations and sharpen your listening skills. This is an English course for adults. It is aimed at speakers of other languages. ESOL classes are divided into three areas: reading, writing, and speaking & listening. If you’re helping others access ESOL courses in the UK, you’ve come to the right place.

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 02/09/2024 -
Thu 19/12/2024
Times:
9:30am - 12:00pm
Duration:
32 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Emma Broda
Course code:
Q00015801
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £300.00

Award in ESOL Skills for Life (Speaking and Listening) (Entry 2)

Build on your communication skills with this ESOL speaking and listening course. This English course for adults is aimed at speakers of other languages. It will help you improve your speaking and listening skills to communicate better in English. Entry 2 ESOL courses are right for you if you have basic speaking and listening skills in English. This course will help you gain confidence to speak about everyday topics and improve your comprehension. There are also reading and writing 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 02/09/2024 -
Thu 21/11/2024
Times:
12:30pm - 3:00pm
Duration:
33 sessions
Location:
Bangladeshi Womens Organisation (Manches
360 Dickenson Road
Manchester
M13 0NG
Tutor:
Vivianne Kuffoh
Course code:
Q00015843
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £225.00

Award in ESOL Skills for Life (Speaking and Listening) (Entry 2)

Build on your communication skills with this ESOL speaking and listening course. This English course for adults is aimed at speakers of other languages. It will help you improve your speaking and listening skills to communicate better in English. Entry 2 ESOL courses are right for you if you have basic speaking and listening skills in English. This course will help you gain confidence to speak about everyday topics and improve your comprehension. There are also reading and writing 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 02/09/2024 -
Thu 21/11/2024
Times:
9:30am - 12:00pm
Duration:
33 sessions
Location:
Longsight Community Church of Nazarene (
Toll Gate Close
Manchester
M13 0LG
Tutor:
Vivianne Kuffoh
Course code:
Q00015844
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £225.00

Award in ESOL Skills for Life (Speaking and Listening) (Entry 1)

Learn basic communication skills with this ESOL speaking and listening course. This English course is for speakers of other languages. It will help you learn essential speaking and listening skills to be able to communicate in English. Entry 1 ESOL courses help people who are just starting to learn English. This course will help you gain confidence to speak about basic topics and understand core words. There are also reading and writing courses at this level. If you’re helping others access ESOL classes in the UK, you’ve come to the right place. This course is funded by the West Midlands Combined Authority.

Course Information

Dates:
Tue 03/09/2024 -
Fri 17/01/2025
Location:
Deeplish Community Centre (ROCHDALE)
Hare Street
Deeplish
ROCHDALE
OL11 1JT
Course code:
Q00015785
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £225.00

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Award in ESOL Skills for Life (Speaking and Listening) (Entry 2)

Build on your communication skills with this ESOL speaking and listening course. This English course for adults is aimed at speakers of other languages. It will help you improve your speaking and listening skills to communicate better in English. Entry 2 ESOL courses are right for you if you have basic speaking and listening skills in English. This course will help you gain confidence to speak about everyday topics and improve your comprehension. There are also reading and writing 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:
Wed 04/09/2024 -
Thu 16/01/2025
Times:
12:30pm - 3:00pm
Duration:
68 sessions
Location:
Deeplish Community Centre (ROCHDALE)
Hare Street
Deeplish
ROCHDALE
OL11 1JT
Tutor:
Linda Attridge
Course code:
Q00015841
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £225.00

Pre-Entry ESOL: Driving Theory

The Driving Theory for ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) Learners course is specifically designed to assist non-native English speakers in preparing for and passing their driving theory test. This course focuses on building essential language skills and understanding of driving rules and regulations in an English-speaking context. Participants will gain confidence in both their language proficiency and their knowledge of traffic signs, road safety, and driving laws necessary to pass the theory test. The course takes place in a friendly and encouraging environment, supported by a specialist tutor and the team at WEA.

Course Information

Dates:
Wed 04/09/2024 -
Wed 20/11/2024
Times:
10:00am - 12:00pm
Duration:
12 sessions
Location:
Andalus Community Centre
35-37 Exchange Street
Sheffield
S2 5TR
Tutor:
Benjamin Warner
Course code:
Q00017794
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £100.80

Pre-Entry ESOL: Driving Theory

The Driving Theory for ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) Learners course is specifically designed to assist non-native English speakers in preparing for and passing their driving theory test. This course focuses on building essential language skills and understanding of driving rules and regulations in an English-speaking context. Participants will gain confidence in both their language proficiency and their knowledge of traffic signs, road safety, and driving laws necessary to pass the theory test. The course takes place in a friendly and encouraging environment, supported by a specialist tutor and the team at WEA.

Course Information

Dates:
Wed 04/09/2024 -
Wed 20/11/2024
Times:
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Duration:
12 sessions
Location:
Victoria Hall Methodist Church (Sheffiel
Norfolk Street
Sheffield
S1 2JB
Tutor:
Benjamin Warner
Course code:
Q00017801
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £100.80

Pre-Entry ESOL: Conversation through games and activities

This course is designed to work in conjunction with our entry level ESOL courses, and will allow learners to put the skills learnt in this course into practise. Learners will have the opportunity to develop relationships alongside each other, rehearsing spoken English in a fun and relaxed environment. These sessions are designed to add to learners wellbeing, as well as mastering their current learnt English.

Course Information

Dates:
Wed 04/09/2024 -
Wed 20/11/2024
Location:
Andalus Community Centre
35-37 Exchange Street
Sheffield
S2 5TR
Course code:
Q00017828
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £69.30

Award in ESOL Skills for Life (Speaking and Listening) (Entry 1)

Learn basic communication skills with this ESOL speaking and listening course. This English course is for speakers of other languages. It will help you learn essential speaking and listening skills to be able to communicate in English. Entry 1 ESOL courses help people who are just starting to learn English. This course will help you gain confidence to speak about basic topics and understand core words. There are also reading and writing courses at this level. If you’re helping others access ESOL classes in the UK, you’ve come to the right place. This course is funded by the West Midlands Combined Authority.

Course Information

Dates:
Thu 05/09/2024 -
Thu 19/12/2024
Times:
9:30am - 12:00pm
Duration:
29 sessions
Location:
Salford Loaves and Fishes, Skills for Li
1 Paddington Close
Salford
M6 5PL
Tutor:
Angie Stevens
Course code:
Q00015784
How you'll learn:
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 09/09/2024 -
Wed 29/01/2025
Times:
9:30am - 11:30am
Duration:
42 sessions
Location:
Landport Community Centre (Portsmouth)
Charles Street
Portsmouth
PO1 1JD
Tutor:
Joanna Browning-Seyfi
Course code:
Q00016161
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
8 places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £225.00