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 Speaking & Listening

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:
Tue 10/09/2024 -
Thu 07/11/2024
Times:
9:30am - 2:30pm
Duration:
16 sessions
Location:
Somerstown Central Community Hub (Souths
Rivers Street
Somerstown
Southsea
PO5 4EY
Tutor:
Taaziz Grada
Course code:
Q00017280
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £150.00

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

Learn basic writing skills with this foundational English course for beginners. This English course is for speakers of other languages. It will help you learn to write in English to study, work, and live in the UK. Entry 1 ESOL courses help people who are just starting to learn English. It will help you gain confidence to write basic sentences in English. There are also reading and speaking and listening 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:
Tue 10/09/2024 -
Tue 14/01/2025
Times:
9:30am - 12:00pm
Duration:
32 sessions
Location:
Cheetham Community School (Manchester)
Halliwell Lane
Manchester
M8 9FR
Tutor:
Shahnaz Ahmed
Course code:
Q00015800
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 3)

Take your speaking and listening skills to the next level with this ESOL course. Improving your communication skills will make you feel more confident interacting with others in the UK. ESOL entry 3 courses build on skills you learnt at entry 2. Gain confidence speaking in new and familiar situations and learn tools for effective communication. 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 and listening. If you’re helping others access ESOL courses in the UK, you’ve come to the right place.

Course Information

Dates:
Tue 10/09/2024 -
Thu 21/11/2024
Times:
9:30am - 12:00pm
Duration:
33 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Pamela Stezycka
Course code:
Q00015811
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £300.00

Get Ready for ESOL Speaking & Listening (Entry 3)

Take your speaking and listening skills to the next level with this ESOL course. Improving your communication skills will make you feel more confident interacting with others in the UK. ESOL entry 3 courses build on skills you learnt at entry 2. Gain confidence speaking in new and familiar situations and learn tools for effective communication. 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 and listening. If you’re helping others access ESOL courses in the UK, you’ve come to the right place.

Course Information

Dates:
Tue 10/09/2024 -
Wed 06/11/2024
Times:
12:15pm - 2:30pm
Duration:
22 sessions
Location:
Spotland Community Association (Rochdale
92-96 Spotland Road
Rochdale
OL12 6PJ
Tutor:
Sehreen Ali
Course code:
Q00015907
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £150.00

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Fee:
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Award in ESOL Skills for Life (Speaking and Listening) (Entry 3)

Take your speaking and listening skills to the next level with this ESOL course. Improving your communication skills will make you feel more confident interacting with others in the UK. ESOL entry 3 courses build on skills you learnt at entry 2. Gain confidence speaking in new and familiar situations and learn tools for effective communication. 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:
Tue 10/09/2024 -
Tue 25/03/2025
Times:
9:45am - 12:30pm
Duration:
25 sessions
Location:
Jubilee Library
Jubilee Street
Brighton
BN1 1GE
Tutor:
Alice Lynden
Course code:
Q00010048
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £300.00

Pre-Entry English: Preparing for IELTS (Writing)

This Pre-Entry English: Preparing for IELTS (Writing) course is designed to equip you with the essential tools and techniques to excel in the writing section of the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) exam. Whether you're aiming for a band score of 6.0 or higher, our experienced instructors will guide you through a structured program that focuses on developing your academic writing abilities and exam-taking strategies. Course Benefits: Gain a thorough understanding of the IELTS writing format and assessment criteria. Master the essential grammar, vocabulary, and writing styles needed for the exam. Develop strong writing skills in both Task 1 (descriptive writing) and Task 2 (argumentative writing). Learn effective strategies for planning, organizing, and composing clear and concise essays. Practice writing under timed conditions to build confidence and improve test-taking speed. Receive personalized feedback from qualified instructors to refine your writing skills."

Course Information

Dates:
Wed 11/09/2024 -
Wed 27/11/2024
Times:
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Duration:
12 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Csilla Farkas
Course code:
Q00016520
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £81.40

Award in ESOL Skills for Life (Speaking and Listening) (Entry 3)

Take your speaking and listening skills to the next level with this ESOL course. Improving your communication skills will make you feel more confident interacting with others in the UK. ESOL entry 3 courses build on skills you learnt at entry 2. Gain confidence speaking in new and familiar situations and learn tools for effective communication. 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 and listening. If you’re helping others access ESOL courses in the UK, you’ve come to the right place.

Course Information

Dates:
Wed 11/09/2024 -
Thu 09/01/2025
Times:
12:30pm - 3:00pm
Duration:
32 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Rasha Ahmed
Course code:
Q00015812
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £300.00

Entry Level ESOL: Conversation Café

Join our ESOL Conversation Café at Clare House, designed to enhance your English language skills in a friendly and supportive environment. This weekly session provides an excellent opportunity to practice speaking, improve your vocabulary, and build confidence in conversational English. By participating in these sessions, you'll be well-prepared to advance into other ESOL courses, further enhancing your language proficiency and opening up new educational and professional opportunities.

Course Information

Dates:
Wed 11/09/2024 -
Wed 20/11/2024
Times:
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Duration:
10 sessions
Location:
Central Community Centre
Lindum Street
Scunthorpe
DN15 6QU
Tutor:
Guest Speaker
Course code:
Q00017987
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £84.00

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 11/09/2024 -
Fri 18/10/2024
Times:
12:30pm - 3:00pm
Duration:
12 sessions
Location:
Bolton Central Library (Bolton)
Central Library
Le Mans Crescent
Bolton
BL1 1SE
Tutor:
Noreen Parker
Course code:
Q00015912
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £150.00

Entry Level ESOL: Driving Theory Part 1

This course covers essential knowledge for safe driving, including traffic laws, road signs, and driving regulations. Students will learn about defensive driving techniques, understanding road markings, and handling different road conditions. The course includes interactive sessions on hazard perception and mock theory tests to prepare students for the official exam. Practical exercises simulate real-world driving scenarios to enhance comprehension and confidence. By the end of the course, students will have a solid understanding of road safety principles and be well-prepared to pass their driving theory test, ensuring they can drive responsibly and securely on the roads.

Course Information

Dates:
Thu 12/09/2024 -
Thu 10/10/2024
Times:
9:30am - 11:30am
Duration:
5 sessions
Location:
Clovelly Centre (Southampton)
60-68 Clovelly Road
Southampton
SO14 0AU
Tutor:
Tracey Sweetman
Course code:
Q00017072
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £42.00