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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ESOL (Counties)

ܽƵ feature a wide range of classes to help learners develop their English skills for all aspects of life and work. Our classes are full and part time, day and evening both face to face and online from Entry 1 up to Level 2 in addition to non-accredited courses for entry level learners. Our curriculum is structured so that learners can progress through the levels and move on to more mainstream qualifications. Our lessons cover the four main skills of ESOL Speaking, Listening, Reading and Writing.

Course Information

Dates:
Fri 27/10/2023 -
Tue 30/04/2024
Course code:
P00000016
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
0 places remaining
Status:
In progress
Fee:
Free

ESOL for Life and Work Beginners

This is the next stage course for pre-entry learners to continue ESOL classes. During the course you will continue to learn basic 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 little English. You do not need any ESOL qualifications to join.

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 08/01/2024 -
Fri 19/07/2024
Times:
9:30am - 1:30pm
Duration:
112 sessions
Location:
Bradley Neighbourhood Centre
Leeds Road
Nelson
BB9 8EL
Tutor:
Galina Koroleva-Hodgson
Course code:
Q00012312
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
6 places remaining
Status:
In progress
Fee range
Free to £362.00

Pre-Entry Level ESOL

Discover the wonderful world of the English language with this Pre Entry ESOL course. It will help you to develop your Speaking and 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 ask and respond to everyday questions in verbal exchanges too, listen for information and specific purposes and writing. 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 29/01/2024 -
Thu 02/05/2024
Times:
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Duration:
22 sessions
Location:
Pembury House Children's Centre (London)
Lansdowne Road
Tottenham
London
N17 9XE
Tutor:
Alex Carro
Course code:
Q00013030
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
In progress
Fee range
Free to £150.00

Introduction to ESOL for Life and Work (Intermediate)

This is English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) course which will be held at a local friendly venue in Warrington where the course will be taught face to face. This course will help improve your confidence to start speaking and listening, reading and writing in English ready for working in the UK. The course aims to aid you to start your journey to learning English and help to build your confidence when using the language in your day to day lives and out in the community, as well as helping you to work towards looking for a job here in the UK. This is an introductory course which will have progression opportunities at the end for unaccredited and accredited courses.

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 29/01/2024 -
Mon 15/07/2024
Times:
12:30pm - 2:30pm
Duration:
21 sessions
Location:
Whitecross Community & Recreation Centre
Lexden Street
Warrington
WA5 1PT
Tutor:
Andrea Ostapski
Course code:
Q00013755
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
In progress
Fee range
Free to £75.00

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ESOL for Life and Work (Pre-entry)

This is English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) course which will be held at a local friendly venue in Warrington where the course will be taught face to face. This course will help improve your confidence to start speaking and listening, reading and writing in English ready for working in the UK. The course aims to aid you to start your journey to learning English and help to build your confidence when using the language in your day to day lives and out in the community, as well as helping you to work towards looking for a job here in the UK. This is a pre-entry course which will have progression opportunities at the end for unaccredited and accredited courses.

Course Information

Dates:
Thu 01/02/2024 -
Thu 18/07/2024
Times:
12:30pm - 2:30pm
Duration:
21 sessions
Location:
Whitecross Community & Recreation Centre
Lexden Street
Warrington
WA5 1PT
Tutor:
Andrea Ostapski
Course code:
Q00013900
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
In progress
Fee range
Free to £75.00

Award in ESOL Skills for Life (Speaking and Listening) (Entry 1)

Learn basic communication skills with this ESOL speaking and listening course. This English course is for speakers of other languages. It will help you learn essential speaking and listening skills to be able to communicate in English. Entry 1 ESOL courses help people who are just starting to learn English. This course will help you gain confidence to speak about basic topics and understand core words. There are also reading and writing 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:
Mon 19/02/2024 -
Thu 18/07/2024
Times:
9:30am - 12:00pm
Duration:
38 sessions
Location:
Haslingden Library (Rossendale)
Deardengate, Rossendale
Rossendale
BB4 5QJ
Tutor:
Olena Kovalenko
Course code:
Q00012992
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
In progress
Fee range
Free to £225.00

Entry Level ESOL: Reading Entry 1

Develop foundational reading skills with this non-accredited 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:
Mon 19/02/2024 -
Wed 26/06/2024
Times:
1:15pm - 3:00pm
Duration:
45 sessions
Location:
Dolphin Women's Centre (Birmingham)
Ward End Park
Washwood Heath Road
Birmingham
B8 2HB
Tutor:
Fozia Aslam
Course code:
Q00013016
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
6 places remaining
Status:
In progress
Fee range
Free to £330.75

Pre-Entry ESOL: ESOL for Mindfulness & Wellbeing

Ready to disconnect from the stresses of day to day life? Want to take a break and invest some time in yourself and connect with others? A new course focusing on mindfulness & wellbeing is coming to ShipShape Community Hub in Sheffield! This course is designed to exercise English speaking and listening skills, whilst working to connect and communicate with like-minded people in your community. Free tea and biscuits are provided in these women’s only sessions, and our staff and tutors are very friendly… See you on Monday at 10am! NOTE: Our courses are free for most learners, but please bring proof of ID, Address, Residency status and proof of benefits such as Universal Credit or Job Seekers allowance to your first session to help with this.

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 19/02/2024 -
Mon 20/05/2024
Times:
10:00am - 12:00pm
Duration:
10 sessions
Location:
Ship Shape (Sheffield)
The Stables
Sharrow Lane
Sheffield
S11 8AE
Tutor:
Emily Frisby
Course code:
Q00013979
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
In progress
Fee range
Free to £92.40

ESOL for Driving Theory Test Preparation

This course is designed to help prepare foreign learners for their driving theory test. The course will help ESOL (English for speakers of other languages) to start to learn the vocabulary needed and skills needed for the driving theory 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.

Course Information

Dates:
Tue 20/02/2024 -
Tue 07/05/2024
Times:
12:35pm - 3:05pm
Duration:
10 sessions
Location:
Hope Church
18A Derrington Avenue
Crewe
CW2 7JB
Tutor:
Andrea Ostapski
Course code:
Q00013491
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
In progress
Fee range
Free to £75.00

Level 1 ESOL: ESOL English Conversation Class (Intermediate - Advanced)

This intermediate to advanced course will help you to communicate your ideas in English on a range of everyday topics. 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, including present, future and past tenses as well as present perfect. You will work with other learners at a similar level and be expected to take part in pair and group activities in the classroom. This course is ideal for English Language learners with some level of confidence and experience in speaking and understanding English. You will be in a mixed group of intermediate to advanced learners and will have the opportunity to practice your English in a number of different situations.

Course Information

Dates:
Tue 20/02/2024 -
Tue 26/03/2024
Times:
12:30pm - 2:30pm
Duration:
6 sessions
Location:
Crawley Library
Southgate Avenue
Crawley Town Centre
Crawley
RH10 6HG
Tutor:
Gabriella Russo
Course code:
Q00013625
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
1 place remaining
Status:
In progress
Fee range
Free to £50.40