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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Get Ready for ESOL Writing (Level 2)

Polish your writing skills in English. This ESOL level 2 course teaches you advanced knowledge to help you write and analyse a variety of texts in English. Improved writing skills can open doors to work and study options in the UK. This ESOL course builds on skills you learnt at level 1. Perfect your writing skills in English while practising critical thinking. 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:
Mon 15/04/2024 -
Tue 14/05/2024
Times:
9:30am - 12:30pm
Duration:
18 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Samantha Singh
Course code:
Q00014392
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £150.00

Get Ready for ESOL Speaking & Listening (Entry 3)

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 16/04/2024 -
Fri 21/06/2024
Times:
9:30am - 12:00pm
Duration:
18 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Rasha Ahmed
Course code:
Q00012573
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
0 places remaining
Status:
Fee range
Free to £150.00

ESOL for Work & Life Online (Advanced)

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

Course Information

Dates:
Tue 16/04/2024 -
Wed 17/07/2024
Times:
6:30pm - 9:00pm
Duration:
26 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Dan Cooper
Course code:
Q00014191
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
8 places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £150.00

Get Ready for ESOL Speaking & Listening (Entry 3)

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 23/04/2024 -
Tue 11/06/2024
Times:
9:30am - 12:00pm
Duration:
18 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Pamela Stezycka
Course code:
Q00013978
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
9 places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £150.00

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12 months
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Entry Level ESOL: English Communication Skills

Do you want to continue with your English language skills? Are you looking to build on your vocabulary and practise speaking and discussing situations, this course is for you! As you progress, you will improve your confidence with intermediate level skills , where you will build on words and phrases needed to communicate with other people in everyday situations. You will practice reading, writing, speaking and listening, with a focus on conversation skills and develop new vocabulary, improve your pronunciation, and start to learn about intermediate 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.

Course Information

Dates:
Thu 25/04/2024 -
Thu 11/07/2024
Times:
12:30pm - 2:30pm
Duration:
11 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Sidra Tul-Muntaha
Course code:
Q00014936
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £92.40

Level 2 ESOL: Reading for Pleasure

Polish your reading skills in English! This ESOL level1/ 2 course teaches you advanced knowledge to help you read and analyse a variety of texts in English. Perfect your reading skills in English while practising critical thinking. This is a wonderful opportunity to develop your reading to help you improve your English language skills . Improved reading and comprehension skills can open doors to work and study options in the UK. This ESOL reading course builds on skills you are learning at level 1 and focusses on reading interesting and variety of texts which will improve your vocabulary , grammar and help you with future Esol / functional skills exams . This is an English course for adults and is aimed at speakers of other languages.

Course Information

Dates:
Thu 02/05/2024 -
Thu 11/07/2024
Times:
9:30am - 12:30pm
Duration:
10 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Tamsin Newman
Course code:
Q00015142
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £111.00

Get Ready for ESOL Reading (Entry 2)

If you are getting ready to take an ESOL entry 2 reading course, this course can help you prepare. Set yourself up for success with this ESOL preparation course. Learn reading 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:
Tue 07/05/2024 -
Thu 06/06/2024
Times:
12:30pm - 3:00pm
Duration:
19 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Rukhsar Azam
Course code:
Q00015215
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
4 places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £150.00

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 07/05/2024 -
Wed 26/06/2024
Times:
9:30am - 12:30pm
Duration:
26 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Rukhsar Azam
Course code:
Q00015216
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
7 places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £225.00

Everyday English communication skills

Do you want to start learning English? If English is not your first language and you want to learn at a beginner level, this course will get you started with some words and phrases needed to communicate with other people in everyday situations. It will also give you confidence with some basic communication skills. This pre-entry level ESOL course will help you to communicate basic ideas in English. You will practice 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 will be expected to take part in pair and group activities in the classroom.

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 13/05/2024 -
Thu 11/07/2024
Location:
Online
Course code:
P00000053
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee:
Free

Entry Level ESOL: ESOL for Professionals

Do you need want to improve your English skills so that you can go to study in FE or HE environments or to work in a professional environment? Do you want to show yourself that you have reached a high level of competency in your new language? This course will develop your language skills as well as prepare you for the professional environments here in the UK as well as enabling you to communicate at a very high level of English either in the UK or abroad. You need to do a pre-course English BKSB assessment will be sent to you after you apply and you will be expected to answer some IAG questions via a phone call. This course will be delivered online 2 evenings a week with a fully qualified, professional tutor.

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 13/05/2024 -
Wed 17/07/2024
Times:
6:00pm - 8:30pm
Duration:
18 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Hannah Dunberry
Course code:
Q00014968
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £166.50