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 Reading (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 reading course. Learn key reading skills you’ll need for the entry 3 ESOL course in reading. 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 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:
Wed 25/09/2024 -
Wed 19/03/2025
Times:
12:30pm - 2:30pm
Duration:
23 sessions
Location:
Reading Community Learning Centre (Readi
94 London Street
Reading
RG1 4SJ
Tutor:
Afshan Khan
Course code:
Q00017482
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £150.00

Entry Level ESOL: Entry 1 Beginners

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 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 by registering for this course.

Course Information

Dates:
Wed 25/09/2024 -
Fri 06/12/2024
Times:
9:30am - 11:30am
Duration:
18 sessions
Location:
Welbourne Children's Centre (London)
1A Stainby Road
London
N15 4EA
Tutor:
Rustem Sulteev
Course code:
Q00010740
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £168.00

Get Ready for ESOL Reading (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 reading course. Learn key reading skills you’ll need for the entry 3 ESOL course in reading. 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 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:
Thu 26/09/2024 -
Thu 03/04/2025
Times:
9:30am - 11:30am
Duration:
23 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Sidra Tul-Muntaha
Course code:
Q00017481
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £150.00

Get Ready for ESOL Writing (Level 2)

Polish your writing skills in English. This ESOL level 2 course teaches you advanced knowledge to help you write and analyse a variety of texts in English. Improved writing skills can open doors to work and study options in the UK. This ESOL course builds on skills you learnt at level 1. Perfect your writing skills in English while practising critical thinking. 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:
Thu 26/09/2024 -
Thu 30/01/2025
Times:
9:30am - 12:00pm
Duration:
16 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Tamsin Newman
Course code:
Q00017545
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £150.00

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Membership Information

Duration:
12 months
Fee:
£15

Pre-Entry ESOL: ESOL, Maths & English: Beginners

This beginners ESOL course will help you to develop basic speaking, listening, reading and writing skills in English. Develop your language skills to enable you to recognise simple words, prepare to write, ask everyday questions and answer them using correct grammatical structures.

Course Information

Dates:
Thu 26/09/2024 -
Thu 15/05/2025
Times:
9:00am - 11:30am
Duration:
32 sessions
Location:
Rowland Hill Children's Centre (London)
315 White Hart Lane
Tottenham
London
N17 7LT
Tutor:
Yusra Sharif
Course code:
Q00011290
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £210.00

Get Ready for ESOL E2 Reading

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 2 reading course. Learn key reading skills you’ll need for the entry 2 ESOL course in reading. 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 is a non-accredited English course for adults. If you’re helping others access entry 2 ESOL classes in the UK, you’ve come to the right place.

Course Information

Dates:
Thu 26/09/2024 -
Thu 03/04/2025
Times:
12:30pm - 2:30pm
Duration:
23 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Sidra Tul-Muntaha
Course code:
Q00017648
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £150.00

Award in ESOL Skills for Life (Speaking and Listening) (Level 1)

Develop confidence to interact with others in English, no matter the situation. This ESOL course teaches you skills to help you communicate verbally in English. It can support you in job interviews, social conversations, or in your studies. This ESOL level 1 speaking and listening course builds on skills you learnt at entry 3. Gain tools to help you in conversations and sharpen your listening skills. 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:
Mon 30/09/2024 -
Fri 13/12/2024
Times:
12:00pm - 2:30pm
Duration:
33 sessions
Location:
WEA York Court (Bristol)
7 York Court
Wilder Street
Bristol
BS2 8QH
Tutor:
Barbara Heaney
Course code:
Q00009171
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £300.00

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 & listening. If you’re helping others access ESOL courses in the UK, you’ve come to the right place.

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 30/09/2024 -
Fri 13/12/2024
Times:
12:30pm - 3:00pm
Duration:
33 sessions
Location:
WEA York Court (Bristol)
7 York Court
Wilder Street
Bristol
BS2 8QH
Tutor:
Thu-Hang Nguyen
Course code:
Q00009173
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £300.00

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 & listening. If you’re helping others access ESOL courses in the UK, you’ve come to the right place.

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 30/09/2024 -
Mon 02/12/2024
Times:
9:30am - 3:00pm
Duration:
17 sessions
Location:
Central Community Centre
Lindum Street
Scunthorpe
DN15 6QU
Tutor:
Phil Mason
Course code:
Q00017985
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £300.00

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

Build on your communication skills with this ESOL speaking and listening course. This English course for adults is aimed at speakers of other languages. It will help you improve your speaking and listening skills to communicate better in English. Entry 2 ESOL courses are right for you if you have basic speaking and listening skills in English. This course will help you gain confidence to speak about everyday topics and improve your comprehension. There are also reading and writing courses at this level. If you’re helping others access ESOL classes in the UK, you’ve come to the right place. For Reed in Partnership.

Course Information

Dates:
Tue 01/10/2024 -
Thu 19/12/2024
Location:
Reed in Partnership
Churchgate
New Road
Peterborough
PE1 1TT
Course code:
Q00012286
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £357.00