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.

Skip to courses

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.  

Are you ready?

Call us on 0300 303 3464 or click on the course below to book. 

Please enter your postcode

In order for us to give you accurate results for your courses, please click on the Search options and enter your postcode and the mile radius for your search.

Refine search

How you'll learn

Your location

Please enter your postcode or town for your search in the boxes below.

We have defaulted the search to ten miles, but you can change this number in the box as you wish.

Sort by start date

Choose to sort the course start date in ascending order (furthest away dates first) or descending (most recent dates first)

Results per page

Days

Other Filters

Part of day
Level of study
Availability
Search for the branch name/location, without adding branch e.g. Barnet

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 and 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:
Thu 27/02/2025 -
Thu 19/06/2025
Times:
9:30am - 12:00pm
Duration:
28 sessions
Location:
ADAB - The Mosses (Bury)
Cecil Street
Bury
BL9 0SB
Tutor:
Shahnaz Ahmed
Course code:
Q00015799
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £225.00

Award in ESOL Skills for Life (Speaking and 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 and listening. If you’re helping others access ESOL courses in the UK, you’ve come to the right place.

Course Information

Dates:
Tue 04/03/2025 -
Thu 05/06/2025
Times:
12:30pm - 3:00pm
Duration:
33 sessions
Location:
ADAB - The Mosses (Bury)
Cecil Street
Bury
BL9 0SB
Tutor:
Muntaha Iffat
Course code:
Q00015810
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £300.00

Get Ready for ESOL Writing (Entry 3)

Set yourself up for success at learning English with this ESOL preparation course. This course is designed to help you prepare for an ESOL entry 3 speaking and listening course. Learn key verbal communication skills you’ll need for the entry 3 ESOL course in speaking and listening. 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 course helps you learn conversational tactics to support you in everyday interactions in the UK. This is a non-accredited English course for adults. If you’re helping others access entry 3 ESOL classes in the UK, you’ve come to the right place.

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 10/03/2025 -
Thu 03/04/2025
Times:
12:30pm - 3:00pm
Duration:
16 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Rukhsar Azam
Course code:
Q00015908
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £150.00

Entry Level ESOL: Digital Skills For ESOL - Entry Level

The Entry Level Digital Skills for ESOL course is tailored for English language learners who wish to develop basic digital skills. This course covers fundamental computer operations, internet usage, and essential software applications, all while enhancing your English language proficiency. Ideal for beginners, it aims to equip you with the digital literacy needed for everyday tasks, further learning, and employment opportunities. Throughout the course, you will learn how to operate a computer, use the internet safely and effectively, and navigate key software applications such as word processors and email. The course content includes practical activities like creating and saving documents, browsing websites, and understanding basic online communication tools.

Course Information

Dates:
Tue 11/03/2025 -
Tue 01/04/2025
Times:
12:30pm - 2:30pm
Duration:
4 sessions
Location:
Welcome House Hull
3 Wright St
Hull
HU2 8HR
Tutor:
Edyta Bogdanowicz
Course code:
Q00017924
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £33.60

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

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:
Wed 12/03/2025 -
Thu 12/06/2025
Times:
9:30am - 12:00pm
Duration:
30 sessions
Location:
Manchester Chinese Centre (Ardwick)
67 Ardwick Green North
Ardwick
M12 6FX
Tutor:
Isabel Pavlovic
Course code:
Q00015797
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £225.00

Entry Level ESOL: ESOL Conversation Skills (Entry 3)

This is an ESOL course for adults. You will develop basic English language skills. Before you can enrol on this course, you will need to do a skills check. This is for us to make sure you get on the right course for your level. This course is for people working at Entry 3 level ESOL. You may have completed Entry 2 exams before. Please note that you’ll need an internet connection to study this English course in Writing. 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.

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 17/03/2025 -
Mon 12/05/2025
Times:
12:30pm - 2:30pm
Duration:
11 sessions
Location:
Somerstown Central Community Hub (Souths
Rivers Street
Somerstown
Southsea
PO5 4EY
Tutor:
Taaziz Grada
Course code:
Q00017796
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £92.40

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 18/03/2025 -
Fri 20/06/2025
Times:
9:30am - 12:00pm
Duration:
28 sessions
Location:
Bolton Central Library (Bolton)
Central Library
Le Mans Crescent
Bolton
BL1 1SE
Tutor:
Noreen Parker
Course code:
Q00015793
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £225.00

Award in ESOL Skills for Life (Reading) (Entry 2)

Build on basic reading skills with these ESOL classes. This is an English course for beginners. It is aimed at speakers of other languages. ESOL courses help you learn basic English for life in the UK and improve your chances of finding work or study options. This ESOL entry 2 reading course builds on skills you learnt at entry 1. Grow your vocabulary and improve your reading skills in English. There are also writing and speaking and listening courses at this level. If you’re helping others find ESOL courses in the UK, you’ve come to the right place.

Course Information

Dates:
Tue 18/03/2025 -
Mon 23/06/2025
Times:
9:30am - 12:00pm
Duration:
36 sessions
Location:
St Johns Centre (Manchester)
St Johns Road
Old Trafford
Manchester
M16 7GX
Tutor:
Rasha Ahmed
Course code:
Q00015858
How you'll learn:
Online and in venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £225.00

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:
Wed 19/03/2025 -
Wed 04/06/2025
Times:
9:30am - 11:30am
Duration:
17 sessions
Location:
Somerstown Central Community Hub (Souths
Rivers Street
Somerstown
Southsea
PO5 4EY
Tutor:
Taaziz Grada
Course code:
Q00017792
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ 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. 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:
Wed 19/03/2025 -
Wed 18/06/2025
Times:
12:30pm - 3:00pm
Duration:
28 sessions
Location:
Bolton Central Library (Bolton)
Central Library
Le Mans Crescent
Bolton
BL1 1SE
Tutor:
Noreen Parker
Course code:
Q00015794
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £225.00