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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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 begin to develop essential linguistic abilities vital for active participation in their communities. This short course will cover a range of learning opportunities enabling students to further develop skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking through focus on various elements of grammar and vocabulary. Confidence in English is a taster course tailored for learners thinking about working towards accredited ESOL.

Course Information

Dates:
Thu 13/06/2024 -
Thu 25/07/2024
Times:
10:00am - 12:30pm
Duration:
6 sessions
Location:
Khidmat Centre (Bradford)
36 Spencer Road
Bradford
BD7 2EU
Tutor:
Molly Drake
Course code:
Q00016309
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
8 places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £63.00

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:
9 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 19/07/2024
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

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:
0 places remaining
Status:

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Membership Information

Duration:
12 months
Fee:
WEA Membership

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

"First Steps in ESOL" is a foundational course designed to help beginners embark on their journey of learning English as a Second Language (ESOL). This course is tailored for individuals with little to no prior knowledge of English, providing a supportive and engaging environment to develop essential language skills. Participants will learn fundamental vocabulary and phrases for everyday situations, such as greetings, introductions, and simple conversations about personal information, family, and daily activities. On this course, learners will have the opportunity to discuss your progress with the tutor. Join us and take your first steps towards mastering the English language!

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 17/06/2024 -
Mon 15/07/2024
Times:
10:00am - 12:00pm
Duration:
5 sessions
Location:
Tyneside Womens Health Project (Gateshea
30 Half Moon Lane
Gateshead
NE8 2AN
Tutor:
Marina Fasa
Course code:
Q00017004
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
3 places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee:
Free

Entry Level ESOL: Everyday ESOL (Entry 1)

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:
Mon 17/06/2024 -
Fri 19/07/2024
Times:
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Duration:
10 sessions
Location:
Woodside Childrens Centre (London)
59 White Hart Lane
London
N22 5SJ
Tutor:
Vicky Cham
Course code:
Q00017124
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £50.00

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:
9:30am - 12:00pm
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

Entry Level ESOL: Conversation & Communication Skills

Do you want to start learning English? Do you lack confidence when speaking in everyday situations like at the doctor’s, at your child’s school, out shopping or on public transport? If English is not your first language and you want to learn at a beginner level and become more confident to speak to people, this course will get you started with some of the words and phrases needed to communicate in everyday situations. It will also give you confidence with some basic digital communication skills. In addition, we will help you to practise giving your own information and filling in forms accurately.

Course Information

Dates:
Tue 18/06/2024 -
Thu 27/06/2024
Times:
12:30pm - 2:30pm
Duration:
4 sessions
Location:
Sneinton Community CIC
Edale Road
Sneinton
Nottingham
NG2 4HT
Tutor:
Cathy Kirk
Course code:
Q00016487
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
2 places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £33.60

Entry Level ESOL

"First Steps in ESOL" is a foundational course designed to help beginners embark on their journey of learning English as a Second Language (ESOL). This course is tailored for individuals with little to no prior knowledge of English, providing a supportive and engaging environment to develop essential language skills. Participants will learn fundamental vocabulary and phrases for everyday situations, such as greetings, introductions, and simple conversations about personal information, family, and daily activities. On this course, learners will have the opportunity to discuss your progress with the tutor. Join us and take your first steps towards mastering the English language!

Course Information

Dates:
Tue 18/06/2024 -
Tue 16/07/2024
Times:
12:30pm - 2:30pm
Duration:
5 sessions
Location:
CREST (South Shields)
95 Fowler Street
South Shields
NE33 1NU
Tutor:
Marina Fasa
Course code:
Q00017007
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
3 places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee:
Free