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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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:
1 place remaining
Status:
Available
Fee:
£67.20

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:
Tue 25/06/2024 -
Tue 16/07/2024
Times:
1:00pm - 4:00pm
Duration:
4 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:
7 places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £37.80

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

Get Ready for ESOL Reading (Entry 1)

Are you thinking about taking an ESOL entry 1 reading course? If so, this course can help to prepare you to study. Set yourself up for success on your ESOL course with this preparation course. Get ready courses help you learn English at your own pace. This course gives you extra study time. This is an introductory English course for beginners. If you’re helping others access entry 1 ESOL classes in the UK, you’ve come to the right place.

Course Information

Dates:
Thu 27/06/2024 -
Thu 18/07/2024
Times:
10:00am - 12:00pm
Duration:
4 sessions
Location:
Action Station
Boldon Lane
South Shields
NE34 0LZ
Tutor:
Maryam Knowles
Course code:
Q00016441
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £150.00

WEA Membership

For just £15 a year, you can:

  • Join our popular, award-winning weekly lecture series,
  • Access an archive of over 100 past lectures,
  • Get priority online and phone booking for autumn courses (England only),
  • Receive our Highway magazine and access back issues,
  • Attend our members’ annual conference.

Just add us to your basket to sign up today!

Membership Information

Duration:
12 months
Fee:
WEA Membership

Speaking and Listening for Success: Entry 3

At an Entry 3 level? Want to improve your speaking and listening skills? Then this is the course for you - learn to communicate better at the doctor's, at your children's school, with friends, or prepare for an ESOL entry 3 speaking and listening exam. Learn English conversation at your own pace, so you can reach your full potential. Set yourself up for success with this ESOL preparation course. This is an introductory English course for learners with an Entry 3 level of English. So if you're in Greater Manchester and you've got an online device, and you're looking to get better with conversation, you’ve come to the right place.

Course Information

Dates:
Fri 28/06/2024 -
Fri 19/07/2024
Times:
9:30am - 12:00pm
Duration:
7 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Rasha Ahmed
Course code:
Q00017564
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £50.00

Entry Level ESOL: Everyday Conversation and Communication Skills

Do you want to improve your English speaking skills? Do you lack confidence when speaking in everyday situations like at the doctor’s, at your child’s school, out shopping or on public transport? If English is not your first language but you have some speaking skills already and become more confident to speak to people, this course will help you to improve with some of the words and phrases needed to communicate in everyday situations. It will also give you confidence with some basic digital communication skills. In addition, we will help you to practise giving your own information and filling in forms accurately.

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 01/07/2024 -
Wed 10/07/2024
Times:
9:30am - 11:30am
Duration:
4 sessions
Location:
Bakersfield Community Centre (Nottingham
312 Sneinton Dale
Nottingham
NG3 7DN
Tutor:
Shamaila Firdaus
Course code:
Q00014901
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
3 places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £33.60

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:
Mon 01/07/2024 -
Thu 18/07/2024
Times:
9:00am - 12:00pm
Duration:
6 sessions
Location:
ADAB - The Mosses (Bury)
Cecil Street
Bury
BL9 0SB
Tutor:
Shahnaz Ahmed
Course code:
Q00015467
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £50.00

Get Ready for ESOL Speaking & Listening (Entry 2)

If you are getting ready to take an ESOL entry 2 speaking and listening course, this course can help you prepare. Set yourself up for success with this ESOL preparation course. Learn verbal communication skills to get up to speed before starting your entry 2 ESOL course. 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 an introductory English course for beginners. If you’re helping others access entry 2 ESOL classes in the UK, you’ve come to the right place.

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 01/07/2024 -
Wed 24/07/2024
Times:
9:30am - 12:30pm
Duration:
15 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Rukhsar Azam
Course code:
Q00016299
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £150.00

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

This course is ONLY for residents of West Sussex. Please do not apply if you are from a West Sussex postcode area. 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.

Course Information

Dates:
Wed 03/07/2024 -
Wed 17/07/2024
Times:
10:00am - 12:00pm
Duration:
3 sessions
Location:
Crawley Library
Southgate Avenue
Crawley Town Centre
Crawley
RH10 6HG
Tutor:
Gabriella Russo
Course code:
Q00016221
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee:
Free

ESOL Sewing Club

If you would like to learn or refresh your knowledge of hand embroidery, these short courses are perfect for you. You can take one or two of the courses or sign up for all three as follow on sessions. During the sessions you can share your stitching and ideas with the rest of the class and receive guidance and support from your tutor. The classes are set up for learners that have English as a second language, each course teaches hand embroidery in a safe space with a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. All materials and tools provided for each course.

Course Information

Dates:
Thu 04/07/2024 -
Thu 18/07/2024
Location:
The Phoenix Community Centre
Matson Lane
Gloucester
GL4 6DX
Course code:
P00000043
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available