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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Entry Level ESOL: Everyday ESOL

This course is for adult learners whose first language is not English. It is an ESOL course for learners who have a basic knowledge of English, around Entry 1 level. On this course you will practise and build on all skills of English, including reading, listening and speaking, with a focus on language needed in daily life in the UK. Before you can enrol on this course, you’ll do a skills check, to make sure you get on the right course for your level. Please note that you’ll need an internet connection to study this course so you can access our digital learning platform, Canvas.

Course Information

Dates:
Tue 04/06/2024 -
Tue 09/07/2024
Times:
9:30am - 11:30am
Duration:
12 sessions
Location:
Somerstown Central Community Hub (Souths
Rivers Street
Somerstown
Southsea
PO5 4EY
Tutor:
Taaziz Grada
Course code:
Q00014077
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
1 place remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £92.40

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 develop essential linguistic abilities vital for active participation in their communities. Confidence in English is tailored for learners working towards accredited ESOL.

Course Information

Dates:
Tue 04/06/2024 -
Tue 23/07/2024
Times:
9:30am - 11:30am
Duration:
15 sessions
Location:
Unity Business Centre (Leeds)
Unity Business Centre
26 Roundhay Road
Leeds
LS7 1AB
Tutor:
Shaista Liaqat
Course code:
Q00015496
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
3 places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £100.80

Entry Level ESOL: ESOL Entry 2

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 ESOL course. 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:
Tue 04/06/2024 -
Tue 25/06/2024
Times:
5:00pm - 7:00pm
Duration:
4 sessions
Location:
Unite HQ (London)
128 Theobalds Road
Holborn
London
WC1X 8TN
Tutor:
Diana Dimitrova
Course code:
Q00015532
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
9 places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £33.60

Pre-Entry ESOL: ESOL for Driving Theory Test Preparation (Hope Church)

The course is for learners who need support with English and who want to pass the Driving Theory test. Our course is friendly and a safe environment to ask questions. You will help each other to learn and practice through informal activities and discussions, helping you to develop your understanding and confidence. There will be an enrolment/assessment session on 22nd May at 12.30 at Hope Church Central (18A Derrington Ave, Crewe, England, CW2 7JB) . You must attend this enrolment session to make sure this is the right course for you. If this is your first WEA course, please bring ID and proof of benefit or low wage if you wish to claim fee waiver.

Course Information

Dates:
Wed 05/06/2024 -
Wed 17/07/2024
Times:
12:30pm - 3:00pm
Duration:
10 sessions
Location:
Hope Church
18A Derrington Avenue
Crewe
CW2 7JB
Tutor:
Andrea Ostapski
Course code:
Q00015051
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £73.50

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Membership Information

Duration:
12 months
Fee:
WEA Membership

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:
Wed 05/06/2024 -
Wed 24/07/2024
Times:
9:30am - 11:30am
Duration:
8 sessions
Location:
Walton Salvation Army Centre (Liverpool)
Cavendish Drive
Liverpool
L9 1HW
Tutor:
Rodrigo Bascunan
Course code:
Q00015928
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £50.00

ESOL with Employability (Walton)

Enjoy adding employability skills to your ESOL learning with this 'ESOL with Employability'. This is a course that will help develop your skills in speaking, listening, reading and writing skills in English with employability as its main focus and the idea to help you in your journey towards gaining employment here in the UK. Whether you have studied English before or you are completely new to it, you will find value in this ESOL with employability 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:
Wed 05/06/2024 -
Wed 17/07/2024
Times:
12:30pm - 3:00pm
Duration:
7 sessions
Location:
Walton Salvation Army Centre (Liverpool)
Cavendish Drive
Liverpool
L9 1HW
Tutor:
Paul Carden
Course code:
Q00015929
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £50.00

Entry Level ESOL: ESOL for Beginners

Discover the wonderful world of the English language and build up skills with this entry 1 level 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 something useful in this ESOL course. 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. Continue your language journey today by registering for this course now.

Course Information

Dates:
Wed 05/06/2024 -
Thu 18/07/2024
Times:
9:30am - 12:00pm
Duration:
13 sessions
Location:
Bolton Central Library (Bolton)
Central Library
Le Mans Crescent
Bolton
BL1 1SE
Tutor:
Clair Hanson
Course code:
Q00016306
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
9 places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £75.00

Money management and budgeting for ESOL learners (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 the Honeycroft Centre, St Barnabas Hall, Hove, BN3 3WF. This course is supported by the Government-funded Multiply program which means that it is free for any learner with a Brighton postcode.

Course Information

Dates:
Thu 06/06/2024 -
Thu 13/06/2024
Times:
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Duration:
2 sessions
Location:
Honeycroft Centre (Hove)
St. Barnabas Hall
Sackville Road
Hove
BN3 3WF
Tutor:
Alice Lynden
Course code:
Q00014476
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
6 places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee:
Free

Entry Level ESOL: ESOL for Employment

This course aims to equip adult learners with the language proficiency and employability skills necessary to pursue job opportunities and succeed in the workplace. Through a combination of language instruction, practical exercises, and real-world applications, ESOL learners will gain confidence in their English language abilities and readiness for employment.

Course Information

Dates:
Thu 06/06/2024 -
Thu 18/07/2024
Times:
10:30am - 12:30pm
Duration:
6 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Derek Robinson
Course code:
Q00015387
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
7 places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £44.40

Level 2 ESOL: Reading for Pleasure

Polish your reading skills in English! This ESOL level1/ 2 course teaches you advanced knowledge to help you read and analyse a variety of texts in English. Perfect your reading skills in English while practising critical thinking. This is a wonderful opportunity to develop your reading to help you improve your English language skills . Improved reading and comprehension skills can open doors to work and study options in the UK. This ESOL reading course builds on skills you are learning at level 1 and focusses on reading interesting and variety of texts which will improve your vocabulary , grammar and help you with future Esol / functional skills exams . This is an English course for adults and is aimed at speakers of other languages.

Course Information

Dates:
Thu 06/06/2024 -
Thu 18/07/2024
Times:
9:30am - 12:30pm
Duration:
7 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Tamsin Newman
Course code:
Q00015142
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
5 places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £88.80