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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Entry Level ESOL: ESOL for Beginners (Whitecross)

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 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.

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 15/04/2024 -
Fri 19/07/2024
Times:
9:30am - 12:00pm
Duration:
38 sessions
Location:
Whitecross Community & Recreation Centre
Lexden Street
Warrington
WA5 1PT
Tutor:
Andrea Ostapski
Course code:
Q00015044
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee:
Free

Entry Level ESOL: ESOL for Life & Work Beginners (Scaitcliffe)

This is the next stage course for learners of beginner level to continue their ESOL classes. During the course you will continue to learn 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 some English already. You do not need any ESOL qualifications to join.

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 15/04/2024 -
Wed 17/07/2024
Times:
9:30am - 12:00pm
Duration:
36 sessions
Location:
Scaitcliffe Community Centre (Accrington
Hannah Street
Accrington
BB5 0QX
Tutor:
Fionuala Bohannon
Course code:
Q00015088
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
7 places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £399.00

Entry Level ESOL: ESOL for Life & Work Beginners (Scaitcliffe)

This is the next stage course for learners of beginner level to continue their ESOL classes. During the course you will continue to learn 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 some English already. You do not need any ESOL qualifications to join.

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 15/04/2024 -
Wed 17/07/2024
Location:
Scaitcliffe Community Centre (Accrington
Hannah Street
Accrington
BB5 0QX
Course code:
Q00015137
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £399.00

Entry Level ESOL: Brushstrokes: Getting Ready for Entry1 ESOL

This course is put on in partnership with Brushstrokes in Smethwick and will prepare you to join the full ESOL Level1 Speaking & Listening course in September. Feel confident starting your level 1 ESOL course with this ESOL preparation course. It is designed to prepare you for the ESOL level 1 speaking and listening course. Learn key verbal communication skills you’ll need for the level 1 ESOL course in speaking and listening to set yourself up for success. 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 a non-accredited English course for adults. If you’re helping others access level 1 ESOL courses in the UK, you’ve come to the right place.

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 15/04/2024 -
Fri 19/07/2024
Times:
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Duration:
24 sessions
Location:
Smethwick Baptist Church
Regent Stree
Smethwick
B66 3BQ
Tutor:
Chadney Choudhury
Course code:
Q00015248
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £193.20

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Membership Information

Duration:
12 months
Fee:
WEA Membership

ESOL conversation & Job SKills (Portsmouth)

This is an English course for adults. You will develop basic English language skills. 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 English course for beginners. This is so you can access our digital learning platform, Canvas. We use Canvas for homework, and also for tasks and activities in the classroom. You will need to use your phone in class to work on Canvas, and you should also bring a notebook and pen or pencil.

Course Information

Dates:
Tue 16/04/2024 -
Tue 25/06/2024
Location:
Landport Community Centre (Portsmouth)
Charles Street
Portsmouth
PO1 1JD
Course code:
P00000041
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
6 places remaining
Status:
Available

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

Develop foundational reading skills with this entry 1 English course for beginners. This English course is for speakers of other languages. It will help you learn basic English to study, work, and live in the UK. This ESOL reading course helps people who are just starting to learn English. It will help you gain confidence reading short texts and common words in English. There are also writing 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. What we’ll cover: - Learn to identify common English words in everyday situations. - Understand signs, symbols and texts you will come across. - Read information about timetables, prices, and schedules. - Understand the purpose of different texts, including adverts, posters, and news articles. - Understand how punctuation is used to help you read more easily.

Course Information

Dates:
Tue 16/04/2024 -
Tue 16/07/2024
Times:
10:00am - 1:00pm
Duration:
30 sessions
Location:
Speke Training and Education Centre (Liv
Unit House
Speke Boulevard
Liverpool
L24 9HZ
Tutor:
Jacob Dwyer
Course code:
Q00012095
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
4 places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £225.00

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

Pre-Entry ESOL : Basic ESOL English Conversation Class

26th March 10.00am - 12.00pm we will be running a 'Booking day' to support learners applying for and enrolling on these courses. This beginner to pre-intermediate ESOL English conversation course will help you to communicate basic ideas in English on a range of everyday topics. The course will run Tuesdays from 10.00am-12.00pm with our lovely Teacher Jane Perrin. Classes will be held in St Richards Church and Community Hall over a 6 week period with a view to running further courses later - so a great chance to get registered to learn with the WEA! 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.

Course Information

Dates:
Tue 16/04/2024 -
Tue 21/05/2024
Times:
10:00am - 12:00pm
Duration:
6 sessions
Location:
St Richards Community Centre (Hove)
Egmont Road
Hangleton
Hove
BN3 7FP
Tutor:
Jane Perrin
Course code:
Q00013844
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
6 places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £50.40

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:
7 places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £150.00

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

Develop foundational reading skills with this Entry 1 English course for beginners. This English course is for speakers of other languages. It will help you learn basic English to study, work, and live in the UK. This ESOL reading course helps people who are just starting to learn English. It will help you gain confidence reading short texts and common words in English. There are also writing and speaking & listening courses at this level.

Course Information

Dates:
Tue 16/04/2024 -
Thu 27/06/2024
Location:
St Pauls Learning Centre (Bristol)
94 Grosvenor Road
St Pauls
Bristol
BS2 8XJ
Course code:
Q00009817
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
6 places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £225.00