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: Driving Licence Theory for ESOL learners part 2

The course is for learners who need support with English and who want to pass the Driving Theory test. This is part 2 of a longer course and you should have attended and completed part 1. Our course is friendly and a safe environment to ask questions. You will help each other to learn and practice through informal activities and discussions, helping you to develop your understanding and confidence. It is held in a a women-only centre in Bradford.

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 03/06/2024 -
Mon 15/07/2024
Times:
12:30pm - 2:45pm
Duration:
7 sessions
Location:
Millan Centre (Bradford)
Victor Street
Bradford
BD9 4RA
Tutor:
Nazmeen Sadiq
Course code:
Q00014473
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
0 places remaining
Status:
Waiting list (Join waiting list)
Fee range
Free to £56.70

Personal Development: Life in the UK

The course will introduce you to many aspects of the UK and will be useful if you are thinking of taking the UK Citizenship test at some point in the future. It is also a course for anyone who wants to know more about living in the UK, the country's laws, culture and society. You will learn and discuss different laws, UK history, culture and social aspects of what is expected of typical UK citizens in everyday life. You will help each other to practice your English through informal activities and discussion to improve your understanding and confidence.

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 03/06/2024 -
Mon 08/07/2024
Times:
12:30pm - 2:30pm
Duration:
12 sessions
Location:
Landport Community Centre (Portsmouth)
Charles Street
Portsmouth
PO1 1JD
Tutor:
Joanna Browning-Seyfi
Course code:
Q00015239
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
8 places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £92.40

ESOL for 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 all 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:
Mon 03/06/2024 -
Mon 15/07/2024
Times:
10:00am - 12:30pm
Duration:
6 sessions
Location:
Ipswich County Library
Northgate Street
Ipswich
IP1 3DE
Tutor:
Derek Robinson
Course code:
Q00015494
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £50.00

Entry Level ESOL: ESOL for Life and Work 2 (Intermediate)

This is the next stage course for learners of intermediate ESOL level to continue their ESOL classes online. 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 03/06/2024 -
Mon 29/07/2024
Times:
6:30pm - 9:00pm
Duration:
17 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Anna Alcock
Course code:
Q00015822
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
4 places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £157.25

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Membership Information

Duration:
12 months
Fee:
WEA Membership

Pre-Entry ESOL: ESOL Living and working in the UK

This course is designed to provide ESOL learners with essential knowledge and skills to navigate life in the UK effectively. Through a combination of group activities and the Canvas Virtual Learning Environment, participants will engage in interactive learning experiences that enhance their language proficiency and cultural understanding. The course covers a range of topics relevant to daily life, including personal identity, geographical orientation, community engagement, health, and daily routines.

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 03/06/2024 -
Wed 10/07/2024
Times:
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Duration:
12 sessions
Location:
Media Centre
7 Northumberland Street
Huddersfield
HD1 1RL
Tutor:
Dorota Rezulska
Course code:
Q00016174
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £100.80

Pre-Entry ESOL: ESOL Living and working in the UK

This course is designed to provide ESOL learners with essential knowledge and skills to navigate life in the UK effectively. Through a combination of group activities and the Canvas Virtual Learning Environment, participants will engage in interactive learning experiences that enhance their language proficiency and cultural understanding. The course covers a range of topics relevant to daily life, including personal identity, geographical orientation, community engagement, health, and daily routines.

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 03/06/2024 -
Wed 10/07/2024
Times:
10:00am - 12:00pm
Duration:
12 sessions
Location:
Media Centre
7 Northumberland Street
Huddersfield
HD1 1RL
Tutor:
Dorota Rezulska
Course code:
Q00016199
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £100.80

Get Ready for ESOL Speaking & Listening (Entry 1)

Are you thinking about taking an ESOL entry 1 speaking and listening 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:
Tue 04/06/2024 -
Thu 18/07/2024
Times:
9:30am - 11:30am
Duration:
14 sessions
Location:
Linkbridge Community Support Centre (Bur
1 Swinless Street
Burnley
BB10 3BN
Tutor:
Shazia Parveen
Course code:
Q00013461
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £150.00

Entry Level ESOL: Continuing with Beginners ESOL

An ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) course is designed to help non-native English speakers develop their English language proficiency. The course covers reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills, with a focus on practical communication in real-life situations. It typically includes grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation, and cultural aspects of language. ESOL courses cater to various proficiency levels, from beginner to advanced, and aim to improve participants' ability to understand, converse, and interact confidently in English, whether for work, study, or daily life in an English-speaking environment.

Course Information

Dates:
Tue 04/06/2024 -
Tue 09/07/2024
Times:
9:30am - 11:30am
Duration:
6 sessions
Location:
Wesley Hall (Barnet)
High Barnet Methodist Church
9 Stapylton Road
Barnet
EN5 4JJ
Tutor:
Ayman Ali
Course code:
Q00014266
How you'll learn:
In venue
Status:
Waiting list (Join waiting list)
Fee range
Free to £50.40

Entry Level ESOL: Life in the UK Test Preparation

This course is designed to help prepare foreign learners for their Life in the UK test. The course will help ESOL (English for speakers of other languages) to start to learn the vocabulary needed and skills needed for the Life in the UK test. The course is a first step in teaching them about what to be expected on the test and what they need to revise for when they plan to take the test later on. The course has a minimum ESOL requirement to join the course as learners need to be of an intermediate level in order to be able to understand and join in the course fully. The course will introduce you to all aspects of the UK in order to try and pass the UK Citizenship test. You will learn and discuss different laws, UK history, culture and social aspects of what is expected of typical UK citizens in everyday life. Our course is friendly and supportive. You will help each other to practice your English through informal activities and discussion to improve your understanding and confidence.

Course Information

Dates:
Tue 04/06/2024 -
Tue 09/07/2024
Times:
12:30pm - 3:00pm
Duration:
6 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Afshan Khan
Course code:
Q00014947
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
9 places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £55.50

Learn Online (ESOL)

Do you want to learn English online? Studying online is an easy and effective way to learn. This course will prepare you to take an ESOL English course online. This digital skills course prepares you to take ESOL classes online. You’ll learn everything you need to know to get the most out of your online studies. Your tutor will help you understand the digital tools you will need to study an ESOL English course online with the WEA. This course is aimed at English learners. The explanations will be given in plain, simple English and your tutor will help you understand the content.

Course Information

Dates:
Tue 04/06/2024 -
Fri 12/07/2024
Times:
9:30am - 11:30am
Duration:
12 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Afshan Khan
Course code:
Q00015160
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
3 places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £88.80