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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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 St Richard's Community Centre, Egmont Road, Brighton and Hove, Hove, BN3 7FP. This course is supported by the Government-funded Multiply program which means that it is free for any learner with a Brighton and Hove postcode.

Course Information

Dates:
Tue 11/06/2024 -
Tue 18/06/2024
Times:
10:00am - 12:00pm
Duration:
2 sessions
Location:
St Richards Community Centre (Hove)
Egmont Road
Hangleton
Hove
BN3 7FP
Tutor:
Jane Perrin
Course code:
Q00014453
How you'll learn:
In venue
Status:
Waiting list (Join waiting list)
Fee:
Free

Money Management & Budgeting for ESOL Learners (West Sussex Multiply)

This course is ONLY for residents of West Sussex. Please do not apply if you are from a West Sussex postcode area. 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.

Course Information

Dates:
Wed 12/06/2024 -
Wed 26/06/2024
Times:
10:00am - 12:00pm
Duration:
3 sessions
Location:
Crawley Library
Southgate Avenue
Crawley Town Centre
Crawley
RH10 6HG
Tutor:
Gabriella Russo
Course code:
Q00016221
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee:
Free

Personal Development: Working in the UK (SCC course-only for students living in Southampton)

Working in the UK aims to improve your communication skills on preparing to work in the UK and will include health, shopping, and most importantly employability. This course will help students understand the culture of work in the UK. It will also help you get the skills needed for work in the UK. The course is for speakers of other languages, and it is highly recommended to complete this course before progressing on to ESOL courses. As it will build your confidence and broaden your vocabulary. This course is a working in the UK (SCC course-only for residents living in Southampton)

Course Information

Dates:
Fri 14/06/2024 -
Mon 15/07/2024
Times:
9:45am - 11:45am
Duration:
10 sessions
Location:
Clovelly Centre (Southampton)
60-68 Clovelly Road
Southampton
SO14 0AU
Tutor:
Irma Gough
Course code:
Q00013598
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £88.20

Pre-Entry ESOL: Job Skills with ESOL

Welcome to our Very Basic Beginner's English Class! This course provides a gentle introduction to English language essentials while familiarising you with our intuitive online platform here at the WEA. Learn basic grammar, vocabulary, and pronunciation through interactive modules. Gain confidence in everyday conversations and basic workplace communication. Additionally, we'll guide you through utilising our platform efficiently, ensuring seamless navigation. As a bonus, we'll introduce fundamental job search strategies, equipping you with the tools to kickstart your career journey confidently. Join us for a supportive and engaging learning experience tailored to beginners, designed to empower you in both language proficiency and job readiness.

Course Information

Dates:
Fri 14/06/2024 -
Fri 12/07/2024
Times:
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Duration:
5 sessions
Location:
Bevois Town Primary School (Southampton)
Cedar Road
Southampton
SO14 6RU
Tutor:
Irma Gough
Course code:
Q00014869
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £42.00

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Membership Information

Duration:
12 months
Fee:
WEA Membership

Entry Level ESOL

Welcome to the exciting world of our ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) program, carefully crafted to empower you on your journey to English proficiency, community engagement, and a fulfilling life in the UK. Our comprehensive course is divided into three dynamic sections, each designed to cater to different aspects of your language learning and integration experience. Join us on this transformative journey, where language meets community, and every lesson brings you one step closer to a vibrant life in the UK. Embrace the opportunities that await you in our ESOL program, and let's build bridges together—linguistic, cultural, and communal. Your adventure starts here!

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 17/06/2024 -
Mon 22/07/2024
Location:
Digital Skill Hub (Computer Room)
30-32 Royal Arcade
Christchurch Road
Boscombe
Bournemouth
BH1 4BT
Course code:
P00000040
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available

ESOL for Life and Work

This is the next stage course for entry level learners to continue ESOL classes. During the course you will continue to learn basic English that will help you better explore and take part in your local community and to help build your employability skills for work. Before you can join the course, your English skills will be checked with a short test so that the tutor can make sure that the class is right for you. This course is for people with little English. You do not need any ESOL qualifications to join.

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 17/06/2024 -
Thu 18/07/2024
Times:
9:30am - 12:00pm
Duration:
10 sessions
Location:
The Church of Nazarene (Oldham)
York Street
Oldham
OL9 6ET
Tutor:
Vivianne Kuffoh
Course code:
Q00015377
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £75.00

Entry Level ESOL: Budgeting for ESOL Entry Level

The ESOL course for adults integrates English language skills with budgeting fundamentals in order to equip learners with more confidence in budgeting in the British systems. Participants will develop language proficiency while mastering essential budgeting concepts to help them manage their personal finances. Topics cover basic vocabulary related to finance, such as income, understanding pay slips expenses, banking terminology, savings, benefits, bills, universal credit etc. Practical exercises and real-life examples will be used to help with understanding of budgeting principles in real-life scenarios.

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 17/06/2024 -
Mon 15/07/2024
Times:
10:30am - 12:30pm
Duration:
5 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Elizabeth Butterworth
Course code:
Q00015469
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £37.00

Get Ready for ESOL Writing (Entry 3)

Set yourself up for success at learning English with this ESOL preparation course. This course is designed to help you prepare for an ESOL entry 3 speaking and listening course. Learn key verbal communication skills you’ll need for the entry 3 ESOL course in speaking and listening. 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 course helps you learn conversational tactics to support you in everyday interactions in the UK. This is a non-accredited English course for adults. If you’re helping others access entry 3 ESOL classes in the UK, you’ve come to the right place.

Course Information

Dates:
Tue 18/06/2024 -
Thu 25/07/2024
Times:
10:00am - 12:30pm
Duration:
18 sessions
Location:
The Old Police Station (Runcorn)
Old Police Station
Mersey Road
Runcorn
WA7 1DF
Tutor:
Linda Faulkner
Course code:
Q00012075
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £150.00

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 19/06/2024 -
Wed 07/08/2024
Times:
9:30am - 3:00pm
Duration:
6 sessions
Location:
All Souls Bolton
56 Astley Street
Bolton
North West
BL1 8EY
Tutor:
Kieran Williams
Course code:
Q00013976
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £150.00

Language for Numeracy-Multiply Southampton

This course is aimed at elementary ESOL students to help them understand basic numeracy terminology that will help them in everyday life, build their confidence with numbers and supplement their ESOL studies in order to help them progress. You will learn vocabulary around numbers, written number sentences for addition, subtraction and multiplication using games and activities. If you would like to improve your numeracy skills and your ESOL language skills then please do come along to this course. This course is free for Southampton residents.

Course Information

Dates:
Wed 19/06/2024 -
Tue 09/07/2024
Times:
9:45am - 11:45am
Duration:
4 sessions
Location:
Clovelly Centre (Southampton)
60-68 Clovelly Road
Southampton
SO14 0AU
Tutor:
Irma Gough
Course code:
Q00015576
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee:
Free