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.   

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

Learn basic communication skills with this ESOL speaking and listening course. This English course is for speakers of other languages. It will help you learn essential speaking and listening skills to be able to communicate in English. Entry 1 ESOL courses help people who are just starting to learn English. This course will help you gain confidence to speak about basic topics and understand core words. 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.

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 16/09/2024 -
Mon 17/03/2025
Times:
9:30am - 11:30am
Duration:
43 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Heena Ajmal
Course code:
Q00017544
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £225.00

Pre Entry ESOL: Pre entry 2 ESOL

This course is for women only. It will be held at the Dolphin Women's Centre, Washwood Heath, Birmingham and is an ESOL course for beginners. The course will help you to develop your basic speaking and listening, reading and writing skills in English. This is an English course aimed at adults for whom English is not their first language. You will get lots of opportuntities to practice your new English skills in groups and individually, you will also be given homework tasks so you can continue to practice at home.. If you are suipporting someone to find an English class you have come to the right place.

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 16/09/2024 -
Tue 03/12/2024
Times:
12:30pm - 2:30pm
Duration:
35 sessions
Location:
Dolphin Women's Centre (Birmingham)
Ward End Park
Washwood Heath Road
Birmingham
B8 2HB
Tutor:
Romassa Sheikh
Course code:
Q00015580
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
8 places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £268.80

Entry Level ESOL: Entry 2 Reading

This course is for women only. It will be held at the Dolphin Women's Centre, Washwood Heath, Birmingham and is an ESOL course for learners at Entry Level 2. The course will help you to develop your basic reading skills in English. This is an English course aimed at adults for whom English is not their first language. You will get lots of opportuntities to practice your new English skills in groups and individually, you will also be given homework tasks so you can continue to practice at home. If you are suipporting someone to find an English class you have come to the right place. This course is funded by the West Midlands Combined Authority.

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 16/09/2024 -
Wed 27/11/2024
Times:
9:15am - 11:45am
Duration:
30 sessions
Location:
Dolphin Women's Centre (Birmingham)
Ward End Park
Washwood Heath Road
Birmingham
B8 2HB
Tutor:
Fozia Aslam
Course code:
Q00015630
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
8 places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £315.00

Entry Level ESOL: Entry 1 Writing

This course is for women only. It will be held at the Dolphin Women's Centre, Washwood Heath, Birmingham and is an ESOL course for learners at Entry Level 1. The course will help you to develop your basic writing skills in English. This is an English course aimed at adults for whom English is not their first language. You will get lots of opportuntities to practice your new English skills in groups and individually, you will also be given homework tasks so you can continue to practice at home. If you are suipporting someone to find an English class you have come to the right place. This course is funded by the West Midlands Combined Authority

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 16/09/2024 -
Wed 27/11/2024
Times:
12:30pm - 3:00pm
Duration:
30 sessions
Location:
Dolphin Women's Centre (Birmingham)
Ward End Park
Washwood Heath Road
Birmingham
B8 2HB
Tutor:
Fozia Aslam
Course code:
Q00015632
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
8 places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £315.00

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Award in ESOL Skills for Life (Writing) (Entry 3)

Take your writing skills to the next level with these ESOL classes. Improve your written English and feel more confident in a variety of everyday situations. This ESOL writing course can teach you important skills to study or write good CVs and job applications. This ESOL entry 3 writing course builds on skills you learnt at entry 2. Expand your understanding of how to create well-structured texts and polish your spelling and grammar. 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:
Tue 17/09/2024 -
Tue 25/02/2025
Location:
The Salvation Army Church & Community Ce
13 Church Street
Louth
LN11 9BS
Course code:
Q00017409
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £225.00

Award in ESOL Skills for Life (Writing) (Entry 1)

Learn basic writing skills with this foundational English course for beginners. This English course is for speakers of other languages. It will help you learn to write in English to study, work, and live in the UK. Entry 1 ESOL courses help people who are just starting to learn English. It will help you gain confidence to write basic sentences in English. There are also reading and speaking & listening courses at this level. If you’re helping others access ESOL classes in the UK, you’ve come to the right place.

Course Information

Dates:
Tue 17/09/2024 -
Sat 02/11/2024
Times:
10:00am - 2:00pm
Duration:
14 sessions
Location:
Community House (London)
311 Fore Street
London
N9 0PZ
Tutor:
Soad Halawa
Course code:
Q00017473
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £225.00

Pre-Entry ESOL: ESOL in Your Community

Discover the wonderful world of the English language with our Pre-Entry ESOL course! This course will help you improve your 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 course. You'll learn to ask and answer everyday questions, listen for information, and write clearly. You don't need any special tools to join; bring yourself and some enthusiasm. Start your language journey today by registering for this course!

Course Information

Dates:
Tue 17/09/2024 -
Wed 11/12/2024
Times:
12:30pm - 2:30pm
Duration:
26 sessions
Location:
Carramea Community Resource Centre (Harr
27 Northolt Road
Harrow
HA2 0LH
Tutor:
Fauzia Adnan
Course code:
Q00010772
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £168.00

Award in ESOL skills for life (speaking and listening)

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:
Tue 17/09/2024 -
Fri 17/01/2025
Times:
9:30am - 12:00pm
Duration:
30 sessions
Location:
Westwood Community Hub
Cross Keys House
31-35 Hampton Court
Westwood
Peterborough
PE3 7JB
Tutor:
Inna Gorobets
Course code:
Q00010893
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £300.00

Level 1 ESOL: Introduction to 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 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:
Tue 17/09/2024 -
Tue 10/12/2024
Times:
9:30am - 11:30am
Duration:
12 sessions
Location:
Welcome House Hull
3 Wright St
Hull
HU2 8HR
Tutor:
Edyta Bogdanowicz
Course code:
Q00017934
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £100.80

Pre Entry ESOL: Reading

Develop foundational reading skills with this non-accredited Pre-entry Reading course. This English course is for speakers of other languages and is a face-to-face class in a local centre.This ESOL reading course helps people who are just starting to learn English. It will help you gain confidence reading short simple texts and common words in English. What we’ll cover:- Recognise the letters of the alphabet in upper and lower case; use an understanding of letters and sounds to identify common English words in everyday situations; read signs, symbols and texts you will come across in the community; and understand how punctuation is used to help you read more easily.

Course Information

Dates:
Tue 17/09/2024 -
Sat 21/12/2024
Times:
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Duration:
14 sessions
Location:
Confederation of Bangladeshi Organisatio
Harwood Street
West Bromwich
B70 9JF
Tutor:
Chadney Choudhury
Course code:
Q00015586
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £117.60