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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Professional Development: Preparing for Work in the UK

Are you looking for work in the UK or thinking of starting work in the UK? If you have never worked in the UK or worked abroad but limited experience of working in the UK, this course is for you. The course is designed to support to improve your spoken and written English when thinking about your work skills and the type of work you are interest in. You will take part in mock interviews and help each other to practice your English through informal activities and discussion to prepare you for the world of work and improve your confidence.

Course Information

Dates:
Fri 05/07/2024 -
Fri 19/07/2024
Times:
9:30am - 12:00pm
Duration:
7 sessions
Location:
Mosses Community Centre (Bury)
Cecil Street
Bury
BL9 0SB
Tutor:
Muntaha Iffat
Course code:
Q00015379
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £50.00

Pre-Entry ESOL: Confidence to Communicate 2

This course is an exciting new opportunity to develop your confidence and skills in speaking and listening in English. You will learn basic conversational skills such as giving and asking for personal information from friends and neighbours, as well as employment and learning based vocabulary. This course is designed to provide a basic foundation of skills to allow learners to access their next steps in a more formal learning setting.

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 08/07/2024 -
Mon 19/08/2024
Times:
9:30am - 11:30am
Duration:
7 sessions
Location:
Victoria Hall Methodist Church (Sheffiel
Norfolk Street
Sheffield
S1 2JB
Tutor:
Benjamin Warner
Course code:
Q00017356
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
8 places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £67.20

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:
Benjamin 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

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12 months
Fee:
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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:
1 place 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:
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



The courses below have already started, but are still available to book.

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:
18 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Hannah Mitchell
Course code:
Q00012083
How you'll learn:
Online and in venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
In progress
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:
12 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Hannah Mitchell
Course code:
Q00012084
How you'll learn:
Online and in venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
In progress
Fee range
Free to £225.00