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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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

Literature: English Literature for ESOL

This course is for adult learners whose first language is not English. It is an ESOL course for learners with a good level of English, working around Level 1 or higher. On this course you will practise and build on all skills of English, including reading, listening and speaking, but the focus will be on reading. Before you can enrol on this course, you’ll do a skills check. This is for us 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:
Wed 19/06/2024 -
Mon 15/07/2024
Times:
9:30am - 11:30am
Duration:
8 sessions
Location:
Landport Community Centre (Portsmouth)
Charles Street
Portsmouth
PO1 1JD
Tutor:
Joanna Browning-Seyfi
Course code:
Q00015831
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
5 places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £67.20

First Steps in ESOL 2

This course is for people who live in Bolton and Greater Manchester who are beginners in learning English. It is a face-to-face course. The course will help you to start using English every day, ready to apply for work in the UK. It will also improve your confidence to speak to people in English in other everyday situations, like going to the doctor, shopping, using public transport and speaking to your child’s teachers. You will start to learn some of the words and phrases needed to feel part of your community and become more independent in your life in the UK.

Course Information

Dates:
Wed 19/06/2024 -
Thu 18/07/2024
Times:
1:00pm - 4:00pm
Duration:
9 sessions
Location:
All Souls Bolton
56 Astley Street
Bolton
North West
BL1 8EY
Tutor:
Noreen Parker
Course code:
Q00016997
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
7 places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £75.00

Entry Level ESOL: Employability Skills

Learn Entry level English at a pace that matches your level. This course is for speakers of other languages, who wish to, not only improve their English, but who also want to learn employability skills. Learning how to speak, listen, read and write in English is tough enough, yet CV’s, job searches and applications are not covered enough in ESOL classes. This course will aim to remove the language barrier so you can access the employability world and improve not only your English but your life here in the UK. This course also aims to get you ready for our ESOL courses, so that nothing can stop you from reaching your dreams!

Course Information

Dates:
Wed 19/06/2024 -
Wed 17/07/2024
Times:
10:00am - 12:00pm
Duration:
5 sessions
Location:
Tringham House
580 Deansleigh Road
Bournemouth
South West
BH7 7DT
Tutor:
Lucy Pender
Course code:
Q00016847
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
2 places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £42.00

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Membership Information

Duration:
12 months
Fee:
WEA Membership

Pre-Entry ESOL: Everyday ESOL (Beginner) - Crawley

This beginner to pre-intermediate course will help you to communicate basic ideas in English on a range of everyday topics. You will practise reading, writing, speaking and listening, with a focus on conversation skills. You will also learn new vocabulary, improve your pronunciation, and start to learn about basic English grammar. You will work with other learners at a similar level and be expected to take part in pair and group activities in the classroom. If you have little to no experience speaking and learning English - this is the course for you. We have an experienced and professional tutor who will offer you the guidance, support and practice needed to improve your English language ability. The classes will be relaxed, informal and friendly - a safe space to meet new people and learn new skills. If you lack confidence in your English language skills and wish to improve - please sign up for our course. We hope to see you at the Crawley library for some engaging and interesting lessons with our wonderful tutor Gabriella Russo. She is kind, patient and supportive and can assist you in making the first steps in learning English.

Course Information

Dates:
Thu 20/06/2024 -
Thu 04/07/2024
Times:
1:00pm - 4:00pm
Duration:
3 sessions
Location:
Crawley Library
Southgate Avenue
Crawley Town Centre
Crawley
RH10 6HG
Tutor:
Gabriella Russo
Course code:
Q00016925
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
8 places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £37.80

Entry Level ESOL: Reading Club

Discover the wonderful world of the English language with this ESOL Reading Club course. It will help you to develop reading skills in English. Whether you have studied basic English before or you are completely new to it, You will find value in this ESOL course. Develop your English reading skills to enable you to recognise simple words, text type, purpose of text and 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:
Fri 21/06/2024 -
Thu 11/07/2024
Times:
9:30am - 12:00pm
Duration:
6 sessions
Location:
Stepney Community Trust
46 Myrdle Street
London
Tower Hamlets London
London
E1 1HL
Tutor:
Elena Hawkins
Course code:
Q00015153
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £63.00

Pre-Entry ESOL: First Steps in English 1

This course is for people who live in Nottingham who are beginners in learning English. It is a face-to-face course. The course will help you to start using English every day ready to apply for work in the UK. It will also improve your confidence to speak to people in English in other everyday situations, like going to the doctor, shopping, using public transport and speaking to your child’s teachers. You will start to learn some of the words and phrases needed to feel part of your community and become more independent in your life in the UK.

Course Information

Dates:
Fri 21/06/2024 -
Sat 26/07/2025
Times:
9:30am - 12:00pm
Duration:
6 sessions
Location:
The Sports Zone
Forest Recreation Ground
Gregory Boulevard
Nottingham
NG7 6HB
Tutor:
Shamaila Firdaus
Course code:
Q00016557
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £63.00

ESOL with Employability (Bootle)

Enjoy adding employability skills to your ESOL learning with this 'ESOL with Employability'. This is a course that will help develop your skills in speaking, listening, reading and writing skills in English with employability as its main focus and the idea to help you in your journey towards gaining employment here in the UK. Whether you have studied English before or you are completely new to it, you will find value in this ESOL with employability course. Continue to develop your language skills to enable you to work here in the UK and build your confidence in your lives in the UK. You do not need any special tools to attend, just yourself and some enthusiasm. Continue your language journey with us today by registering for this course.

Course Information

Dates:
Fri 21/06/2024 -
Fri 19/07/2024
Times:
9:30am - 1:30pm
Duration:
4 sessions
Location:
Sefton at Work
The Hexagon
The Strand Shopping Centre
Bootle
Bootle
L20 4SZ
Tutor:
Linda Faulkner
Course code:
Q00017069
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
8 places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £50.00

Entry Level ESOL: How Our Democracy Works

Welcome to the new Understanding Our Democracy course for people learning English at the WEA. We're so happy to have you here! How Our Democracy Works is a 16-hour course for learners with English as a second language who are keen to know more about how UK democracy works. You will learn about voting, elections, political parties and how the government works. Through fun activities and discussions you will improve your English and learn about your rights and responsibilities in the UK. This course is perfect for anyone who wants to know more about how the UK is run and how to be involved politically in their community.

Course Information

Dates:
Tue 25/06/2024 -
Thu 18/07/2024
Location:
Evolve Club
Strelley Social Club
Helston Drive
Nottingham
NG8 6JZ
Course code:
P00000079
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
6 places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee:
£67.20

Entry Level ESOL: ESOL for 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 completely new to it, You will find something useful 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 today by registering for this course now.

Course Information

Dates:
Wed 26/06/2024 -
Wed 17/07/2024
Times:
9:30am - 12:00pm
Duration:
7 sessions
Location:
FAST Community Point Resource Centre (Ma
551 Cheetham Hill Road
Manchester
M8 9HZ
Tutor:
Shahnaz Ahmed
Course code:
Q00015468
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £75.00