English for speakers of other languages

Come and improve your English at City Lit. You can study from beginner to advanced levels.

We have reduced our prices for some courses. All accredited ESOL courses are free for students on JSA or ESA benefits.

You can pay for your course in instalments, or apply to the City Lit Bursary Fund for help with fees or travel costs.

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  1. Academic writing in practice

    Course Date: Mon 24 Apr 2017 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: FRA - Fashion Retail Academy
    Improve your writing skills within the context of academic study - in particular essay writing, planning, interpreting statistics for reports and note taking. Develop your skills through exercises in class and at home. Please complete our online assessment, available on the website.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £143.00
    Concession: £109.00

  2. Advanced writing skills in practice

    Course Date: Thu 27 Apr 2017 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: EC Euston
    Practise various styles of written English while focusing on the difficulties faced by non native speakers, including tone and register. Ideal for advanced learners of English.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £143.00
    Concession: £109.00

  3. Cambridge English Advanced (CAE)

    Course Date: Tue 21 Feb 2017
    Location on this date: FRA - Fashion Retail Academy
    Do you need proof of your ability to use English to study at graduate level, or to work in a professional environment? The ‘Certificate in Advanced English (CAE)’ is internationally recognised as an in depth high level test of English language for people with C1 level English skills. The course develops your language skills and prepares you for the test.
    Full fee: £759.00
    Senior fee: £759.00
    Concession: £759.00

  4. Cambridge English: First (FCE)

    Course Date: Sat 25 Feb 2017
    Location on this date: EC Euston
    The Cambridge First Certificate is a widely recognised English language qualification in the UK and around the world. It is for people with B2 level English skills who need to prove they can use everyday written and spoken English for work or study purposes. This course develops your language skills and prepares you for the five parts of the exam.
    Full fee: £759.00
    Senior fee: £759.00
    Concession: £759.00

  5. English conversation practice

    Course Date: Sun 14 May 2017 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This is a great opportunity to practise your English through a variety of everyday topics. Develop your skills in conversation on this relaxed and fun course.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £42.00

  6. English for business

    Course Date: Mon 24 Apr 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Do you want to enter the business world but lack the confidence? Are you already in business but feel your language skills are holding you back? This course gives you the chance to activate and improve your business English language so you can approach negotiations, meetings, presentations and reports with confidence. This course is aimed at students with a high level of competence in English (level 2). It is a course for second language speakers of English.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £143.00
    Concession: £109.00

  7. English pronunciation: stage 1

    Course Date: Mon 24 Apr 2017 (and 9 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Are you a non-native fluent speaker who wants to improve your pronunciation of English? Work on correct formation of vowel and consonant sounds including the English neutral vowel and the distinction between voiced and unvoiced sounds.
    Full fee: £169.00
    Senior fee: £169.00
    Concession: £169.00

  8. English pronunciation: stage 2

    Course Date: Mon 24 Apr 2017 (and 5 other dates)
    Location on this date: EC Euston
    Designed for students who have completed ‘English pronunciation: stage 1’ although new students with sufficient skills can join. Develop fluency and clarity, explore diphthongs and triphthongs, inflexion and the rhythms of Standard English.
    Full fee: £169.00
    Senior fee: £169.00
    Concession: £169.00

  9. English pronunciation: stage 3

    Course Date: Mon 24 Apr 2017 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: EC Euston
    Designed for students who have completed 'English Pronunciation stages 1 and 2'. Conversation and the reading aloud of a variety of texts will help to pinpoint those pronunciation worries still to be addressed. Tutor: David John Gwillim.
    Full fee: £169.00
    Senior fee: £169.00
    Concession: £169.00

  10. English vocabulary in practice

    Course Date: Wed 26 Apr 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Do you often feel you want to say something but don't know the right word? Do you need to increase your vocabulary so you can express yourself with friends or at work? This course will help you speak and write with confidence, increase your range of expression and help you talk about a variety of subjects. This course is aimed at good intermediate students and above ie. those who are at Level 1-Level 2.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £91.00

  11. ESOL Pronunciation in Practice

    Course Date: Mon 24 Apr 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Do you need opportunities to practise and improve your pronunciation? This course will give you lots of opportunities to develop how you sound in English, become easier to understand and to express yourself more effectively. You will work on and improve various aspects of English pronunciation, as well as increase your vocabulary and confidence when speaking. This is ideal as a progression from ESOL Pronunciation: Stage 1, or in combination with it, or as a stand-alone course. This course is aimed at good speakers of English - Level 1 to Level 2 (B2-C1).
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £30.00

  12. ESOL reading and writing: entry 2

    Course Date: Tue 21 Feb 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This elementary course will help you develop your English reading, writing, speaking and listening skills. You will take the reading and writing exams. If you have not completed 'ESOL speaking and listening entry 2', you will have the opportunity to complete the full entry 2 certificate on a future course.

    This course is free for students on (1) Jobseeker’s Allowance or (2) Employment & Support Allowance WRAG (ESA Work Related Activity Group).
    Full fee: £299.00
    Senior fee: £239.00
    Concession: £60.00

  13. ESOL reading and writing: entry 3

    Course Date: Mon 20 Feb 2017 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This lower intermediate course will help you develop your English reading, writing, speaking and listening skills. You will then go on to take the reading and writing exams. If you have not already taken the speaking and listening exam, you will have the opportunity to complete the full entry 3 certificate on a future course.

    This course is free for students on (1) Jobseeker’s Allowance or (2) Employment & Support Allowance WRAG (ESA Work Related Activity Group).
    Full fee: £329.00
    Senior fee: £263.00
    Concession: £66.00

  14. ESOL reading and writing: level 1

    Course Date: Mon 20 Feb 2017 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: FRA - Fashion Retail Academy
    This intermediate course will help you develop your English reading, writing, speaking and listening skills. You will take the reading and writing exams. If you have not completed the speaking and listening exam, you will have the opportunity to complete the full level 1 certificate on a future course.

    This course is free for students on (1) Jobseeker’s Allowance or (2) Employment & Support Allowance WRAG (ESA Work Related Activity Group).
    Full fee: £329.00
    Senior fee: £263.00
    Concession: £66.00

  15. ESOL reading and writing: level 2

    Course Date: Tue 21 Feb 2017 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This upper intermediate course will help you develop your English reading, writing, speaking and listening skills. You will take the reading and writing exams. If you have not completed the speaking and listening exam, you will have the opportunity to complete the full level 2 certificate on a future course.

    This course is free for students on (1) Jobseeker’s Allowance or (2) Employment & Support Allowance WRAG (ESA Work Related Activity Group).
    Full fee: £329.00
    Senior fee: £263.00
    Concession: £66.00

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