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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First Steps in ESOL 3

Do you want to start learning English? Come and join First Steps In ESOL. You can meet other people and improve your English skills. Classes are held in a friendly and supportive venue. This course is for beginners. After completing it, you could move onto an Entry 1 course such as Get Ready for ESOL Entry 1. We’ll cover Use numbers 1 to 50 in English Match lower- and upper-case letters Ask and answer questions in English Spell out your name, saying the letters correctly Match common everyday signs to their meanings in English Improve your confidence to learn.

Course Information

Dates:
Thu 23/05/2024 -
Fri 26/07/2024
Times:
12:30pm - 3:00pm
Duration:
29 sessions
Location:
Thorn Court Community Room
Thorn Court
Salford
M6 5EL
Tutor:
Judith Taylor
Course code:
Q00016093
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
2 places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £225.00

Get Ready for ESOL Speaking & Listening (Level 1)

Feel confident starting your level 1 ESOL course with this ESOL preparation course. It is designed to prepare you for the ESOL level 1 speaking and listening course. Learn key verbal communication skills you’ll need for the level 1 ESOL course in speaking and listening to set yourself up for success. 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 level 1 ESOL courses in the UK, you’ve come to the right place.

Course Information

Dates:
Thu 23/05/2024 -
Thu 25/07/2024
Times:
12:00pm - 2:30pm
Duration:
18 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Sobia Ahmad
Course code:
Q00015707
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
6 places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £150.00

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 St Richard's Community Centre, Egmont Road, Brighton and 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 28/05/2024 -
Tue 04/06/2024
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:
Q00015004
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee:
Free

Professional Development: Preparing for the IELTS Exam (Writing)

Are you looking to take an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) exam in writing skills? Are you looking to improve your understanding of what is required to undertake an IELTS exam to help with your work or study, then this course is for you. The exam is designed to help people who want to study or work where English is the native language (UK, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand). This is an introductory course in preparation for the exam. You can progress to other IELTS courses in that you may be interested in taking to make further progress.

Course Information

Dates:
Wed 29/05/2024 -
Wed 24/07/2024
Times:
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Duration:
9 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Peace Christian
Course code:
Q00014207
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
0 places remaining
Status:
Fee range
Free to £74.00

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Duration:
12 months
Fee:
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Entry Level ESOL: Driving Licence Theory for ESOL learners part 2

The course is for learners who need support with English and who want to pass the Driving Theory test. This is part 2 of a longer course and you should have attended and completed part 1. 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. It is held in a a women-only centre in Bradford.

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 03/06/2024 -
Mon 15/07/2024
Times:
12:30pm - 2:45pm
Duration:
7 sessions
Location:
Millan Centre (Bradford)
Victor Street
Bradford
BD9 4RA
Tutor:
Nazmeen Sadiq
Course code:
Q00014473
How you'll learn:
In venue
Status:
Waiting list (Join waiting list)
Fee range
Free to £56.70

Personal Development: Life in the UK

The course will introduce you to many aspects of the UK and will be useful if you are thinking of taking the UK Citizenship test at some point in the future. It is also a course for anyone who wants to know more about living in the UK, the country's laws, culture and society. You will learn and discuss different laws, UK history, culture and social aspects of what is expected of typical UK citizens in everyday life. You will help each other to practice your English through informal activities and discussion to improve your understanding and confidence.

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 03/06/2024 -
Mon 08/07/2024
Times:
12:30pm - 2:30pm
Duration:
12 sessions
Location:
Landport Community Centre (Portsmouth)
Charles Street
Portsmouth
PO1 1JD
Tutor:
Joanna Browning-Seyfi
Course code:
Q00015239
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
9 places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £92.40

ESOL for Driving Theory

This course will help you if English is not your first language and if you are struggling to understand the vocabulary needed to pass the UK Driving Theory Test. During the course, we will cover all the English technical language you are likely to need. You will also learn about the language used in the Highway Code and about transport in the UK. We will also cover road signs, road markings and the rules of driving. The course will help you to feel more confident that you are ready to apply for the Theory Test.

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 03/06/2024 -
Mon 15/07/2024
Times:
10:00am - 12:30pm
Duration:
6 sessions
Location:
Ipswich County Library
Northgate Street
Ipswich
IP1 3DE
Tutor:
Derek Robinson
Course code:
Q00015494
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £50.00

Entry Level ESOL: ESOL for Life and Work 2 (Intermediate)

This is the next stage course for learners of intermediate ESOL level to continue their ESOL classes online. During the course you will continue to learn 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 some English already. You do not need any ESOL qualifications to join.

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 03/06/2024 -
Mon 29/07/2024
Times:
6:30pm - 9:00pm
Duration:
17 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Anna Alcock
Course code:
Q00015822
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
7 places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £157.25

Pre-Entry ESOL: ESOL Living and working in the UK

This course is designed to provide ESOL learners with essential knowledge and skills to navigate life in the UK effectively. Through a combination of group activities and the Canvas Virtual Learning Environment, participants will engage in interactive learning experiences that enhance their language proficiency and cultural understanding. The course covers a range of topics relevant to daily life, including personal identity, geographical orientation, community engagement, health, and daily routines.

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 03/06/2024 -
Wed 10/07/2024
Times:
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Duration:
12 sessions
Location:
Media Centre
7 Northumberland Street
Huddersfield
HD1 1RL
Tutor:
Dorota Rezulska
Course code:
Q00016174
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £100.80

Pre-Entry ESOL: ESOL Living and working in the UK

This course is designed to provide ESOL learners with essential knowledge and skills to navigate life in the UK effectively. Through a combination of group activities and the Canvas Virtual Learning Environment, participants will engage in interactive learning experiences that enhance their language proficiency and cultural understanding. The course covers a range of topics relevant to daily life, including personal identity, geographical orientation, community engagement, health, and daily routines.

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 03/06/2024 -
Wed 10/07/2024
Times:
10:00am - 12:00pm
Duration:
12 sessions
Location:
Media Centre
7 Northumberland Street
Huddersfield
HD1 1RL
Tutor:
Dorota Rezulska
Course code:
Q00016199
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £100.80