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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Learn Online (ESOL)

Do you want to learn English online? Studying online is an easy and effective way to learn. This course will prepare you to take an ESOL English course online. This digital skills course prepares you to take ESOL classes online. You’ll learn everything you need to know to get the most out of your online studies. Your tutor will help you understand the digital tools you will need to study an ESOL English course online with the WEA. This course is aimed at English learners. The explanations will be given in plain, simple English and your tutor will help you understand the content.

Course Information

Dates:
Wed 17/07/2024 -
Wed 17/07/2024
Times:
3:00pm - 6:00pm
Duration:
1 sessions
Location:
Community House (London)
311 Fore Street
London
N9 0PZ
Tutor:
Soad Halawa
Course code:
Q00017758
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £12.60

Money Management & Budgeting for ESOL Learners (WS-Multiply - Worthing)

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 Crawley Library, Southgate Avenue, Town Centre, Crawley RH10 6HG. This course is supported by the Government-funded Multiply programme and is free to learners that are aged 19 or above, who live in a West Sussex postcode.

Course Information

Dates:
Thu 18/07/2024 -
Thu 18/07/2024
Times:
9:30am - 11:30am
Duration:
1 sessions
Location:
Worthing Library Committee Room (Worthin
Richmond Road
Worthing
BN11 1HD
Tutor:
Jane Perrin
Course code:
Q00015483
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
1 place remaining
Status:
Available
Fee:
Free

Money Management & Budgeting for ESOL Learners (WS 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 Crawley Library, Southgate Avenue, Town Centre, Crawley RH10 6HG. This course is supported by the Government-funded Multiply programme and is free to learners that are aged 19 or above, who live in a West Sussex postcode.

Course Information

Dates:
Tue 23/07/2024 -
Tue 30/07/2024
Times:
9:30am - 11:30am
Duration:
1 sessions
Location:
Crawley Library
Southgate Avenue
Crawley Town Centre
Crawley
RH10 6HG
Tutor:
Gabriella Russo
Course code:
Q00015481
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
3 places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee:
Free

Money Management & Budgeting for ESOL Learners (WS 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 Crawley Library, Southgate Avenue, Town Centre, Crawley RH10 6HG. This course is supported by the Government-funded Multiply programme and is free to learners that are aged 19 or above, who live in a West Sussex postcode.

Course Information

Dates:
Tue 23/07/2024 -
Tue 30/07/2024
Times:
12:30pm - 2:30pm
Duration:
1 sessions
Location:
Crawley Library
Southgate Avenue
Crawley Town Centre
Crawley
RH10 6HG
Tutor:
Gabriella Russo
Course code:
Q00015482
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
5 places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee:
Free

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Duration:
12 months
Fee:
WEA Membership

Communicating Confidently online

Do you want to gain more confidence in using digital skills to communicate online. If the answer is 'yes!', then join this course. This course is for learners with little or no experience of digital technologies who want to develop better digital skills. If you struggle with using digital skills to communicate online, using WhatsApp, social media and drafting emails this course can help you feel more comfortable with digital communication. The course aims to boost your confidence by teaching the techniques and digital skills you need to improve your online communication skills. Take the first steps to Improve your digital skills for learning, life, and work.

Course Information

Dates:
Tue 23/07/2024 -
Tue 23/07/2024
Times:
9:30am - 12:30pm
Duration:
1 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Elena Hawkins
Course code:
Q00017307
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee:
Free

Learn Online (ESOL)

Do you want to learn English online? Studying online is an easy and effective way to learn. This course will prepare you to take an ESOL English course online. This digital skills course prepares you to take ESOL classes online. You’ll learn everything you need to know to get the most out of your online studies. Your tutor will help you understand the digital tools you will need to study an ESOL English course online with the WEA. This course is aimed at English learners. The explanations will be given in plain, simple English and your tutor will help you understand the content.

Course Information

Dates:
Tue 23/07/2024 -
Tue 23/07/2024
Times:
3:00pm - 6:00pm
Duration:
1 sessions
Location:
Community House (London)
311 Fore Street
London
N9 0PZ
Tutor:
Soad Halawa
Course code:
Q00017752
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £12.60

Pre-Entry ESOL

Beginners ESOL 3hour Taster course. 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 value in this Taster session. 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.

Course Information

Dates:
Tue 23/07/2024 -
Tue 23/07/2024
Times:
10:00am - 1:00pm
Duration:
1 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Holly Nabipour Jafarabadi
Course code:
Q00017688
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £11.10

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

Please note this course is ONLY for residents of West Sussex. 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 Michaels Hall in Chichester. This course is supported by the Government-funded Multiply program which means that it is free for any learner with a West Sussex postcode.

Course Information

Dates:
Wed 24/07/2024 -
Wed 07/08/2024
Times:
10:00am - 12:00pm
Duration:
3 sessions
Location:
St Michaels Hall (Chichester)
Summersdale Road
Chichester
PO19 6PN
Tutor:
Jane Perrin
Course code:
Q00018243
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee:
Free

Learn Online (ESOL)

Do you want to learn English online? Studying online is an easy and effective way to learn. This course will prepare you to take an ESOL English course online. This digital skills course prepares you to take ESOL classes online. You’ll learn everything you need to know to get the most out of your online studies. Your tutor will help you understand the digital tools you will need to study an ESOL English course online with the WEA. This course is aimed at English learners. The explanations will be given in plain, simple English and your tutor will help you understand the content.

Course Information

Dates:
Thu 25/07/2024 -
Thu 25/07/2024
Times:
3:00pm - 6:00pm
Duration:
1 sessions
Location:
Community House (London)
311 Fore Street
London
N9 0PZ
Tutor:
Soad Halawa
Course code:
Q00017756
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £12.60

ESOL for Beginners (Summer school)

Continue your ESOL studies over the summer with this 5 week short course. This is a short course so that learners do not have to have a gap between studies if they so wish. The course will concentrate on beginners ESOL skills for learners going into entry 1or entry 2 in September and are wanting to upskill ready. The classes will revolve around the skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing. The class is run by a qualified and experienced tutor who will help you develop, improve and provide feedback throughout the course.

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 29/07/2024 -
Wed 28/08/2024
Times:
6:00pm - 8:30pm
Duration:
18 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Hannah Mitchell
Course code:
Q00017684
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
9 places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £75.00