ESOL (English for speakers of other languages)
If English isn't your main language, you can do a course to help you improve your English. These courses are called ESOL or English for Speakers of other Languages.
Improving your English will make it easier to:
- Improve your chances of finding work
- talk to doctors and teachers
- understand the laws and customs of the UK
- do a course and get a qualification
- help your child with homework
- pass the Life in the UK test and become a British citizen
Learning English or improving what you already know is really useful if you want to study, get a job or learn more about your rights and responsibilities.
What does an ESOL course cover?
An ESOL course will include speaking, reading, writing and listening. It will also cover spelling, grammar and punctuation.
Finding an ESOL course
Please click on the organisations shown on the Related Services section of this page to find ESOL classes near to where you live. They are all accredited centres and will advise you what provision they offer and explain the processes involved.
How much does a course cost?
The cost of an ESOL course will vary depending on where you study and your personal circumstances. If you are out of work or claiming certain benefits, you may be able to study ESOL for free. In all cases, you should check with the course provider for exact details.
The Economic Inclusion Team:
The Economic Inclusion Team is promoting ESOL provision in the City. We offer a range of Employability programmes to support people with English as a Second Language – if you require any support with finding work or the ESOL provision please contact:
Karen Sahota (Business and Projects Officer)
Tele: 01902 551886