General ESOL

ESOL — Courses In London & Online

On these courses, you will practise all four skills of English at the same time – speaking, listening, reading and writing. Most of these courses have exams, but there are some without. 

You can combine these classes with our specialist ESOL courses.

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  1. Learn English - discover London, its history, culture and people (level 1-level 2)
    Course start date:  Mon 8 Jul 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Do you want to improve your English and learn about London, its history, culture and people at the same time? On this course, you will visit places of interest and learn about the history of these places especially about the different people and cultures who have lived there, and about important events which have shaped the city. You will do your own research and so improve your reading and writing skills as well as your speaking and listening. In addition, you will feel more at home in London and able to participate in its rich and diverse life.



    You need to do a pre-course assessment. Contact universal.skills@citylit.ac.uk / 020 8078 0489 for a face-to-face assessment or click the Start Assessment button on this page. Log on with your email address (not name).



    This course is FREE if you are employed and on a low wage or you are claiming benefits. For more information Click here
    Full fee £69.00 Senior fee £55.00 Concession £35.00
    Rating:
    87% of 100
  2. Learn English - learn about London (entry 2-entry 3)
    Course start date:  Tue 9 Jul 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Do you want to improve your English and learn about London at the same time? This course will help you feel more confident about living in London and using your English. You will visit interesting places and learn about the history of the city and the people who live there. You will also learn about important events in the city in the past and now. You will improve your speaking, listening, reading and writing. You will learn a lot of new words to describe people and places and how to express yourself fluently and correctly.



    You need to do a pre-course assessment. Contact universal.skills@citylit.ac.uk / 020 8078 0489 for a face-to-face assessment or click the Start Assessment button on this page. Log on with your email address (not name).



    This course is FREE if you are employed and on a low wage or you are claiming benefits. For more information Click here
    Full fee £59.00 Senior fee £47.00 Concession £30.00
  3. English pronunciation: stage 1 (intensive)
    Course start date:  Mon 15 Jul 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  David John Gwillim
    Improve your pronunciation of Standard English on this intensive course, each day for one week, which includes detailed study of vowel and consonant sounds, and work on clarity and intonation. This course is for speakers of other languages who are fluent in English. Some homework required.
    Full fee £239.00 Senior fee £191.00 Concession £167.00
    Rating:
    100% of 100
  4. English pronunciation: stage 2 (intensive)
    Course start date:  Mon 22 Jul 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  David John Gwillim
    Ideal if you have completed 'English pronunciation: stage 1', the course develops fluency and clarity and explores diphthongs and triphthongs, inflexion and intonation, and the rhythms of standard English.
    Full fee £239.00 Senior fee £191.00 Concession £167.00
  5. ESOL - communication skills for life and work - Entry 3 (Reading)
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 14 Sep 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    This is the Reading unit of the ESOL course to give you confidence in reading simple text. You will practice reading different types of text for example: Letters, adverts, books, newspapers, and websites. You will read interesting everyday topics and practice finding information and understanding general meaning of stories, descriptions, messages, signs, and notices.



    This course is FREE if you are employed and on a low wage or you are claiming benefits. For more information Click here





    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.

    Full fee £0.00 Senior fee £0.00 Concession £0.00
  6. ESOL - communications skills for life and work Entry 3 (Reading)
    Course start date:  Mon 16 Sep 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    This is the Reading unit of the ESOL course to give you confidence in reading simple text. You will practice reading different types of text for example: Letters, adverts, books, newspapers, and websites. You will read interesting everyday topics and practice finding information and understanding general meaning of stories, descriptions, messages, signs, and notices.



    This course is FREE if you are employed and on a low wage or you are claiming benefits. For more information Click here
    Full fee £0.00 Senior fee £0.00 Concession £0.00
  7. English communication skills for life and work (ESOL entry 2)
    Course start date:  Tue 17 Sep 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Can you have short conversations in English, and read and write simple emails, but want to do more? This course will help you talk, read and write about more interesting subjects and make fewer mistakes so people can understand you, you can understand them and you can read and write important messages, emails, forms and news stories. You will improve your vocabulary, grammar and pronunciation. By the end of this three-term programme you will able to interact confidently with English speakers in your daily life. You can join the course at any time.



    You need to do a pre-course assessment. Contact universal.skills@citylit.ac.uk / 020 8078 0489 for a face-to-face assessment or click the Start Assessment button on this page. Log on with your email address (not name).



    This course is free for learners who have not achieved a GCSE grade C (4) and higher in English. For more information Click here
    Full fee £179.00 Senior fee £143.00 Concession £90.00
  8. English communication skills for life and work (ESOL entry 1)
    Course start date:  Wed 18 Sep 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    For students who can speak or write only a few words in English or maybe none at all. On this beginners' course, you will learn new words and grammar, how to ask and answer questions, how to read and write about yourself, your family, and friends, and how to complete forms and short emails.



    You need to do a pre-course assessment. Contact universal.skills@citylit.ac.uk / 020 8078 0489 for a face-to-face assessment or click the Start Assessment button on this page. Log on with your email address (not name).



    This course is FREE if you are employed and on a low wage or you are claiming benefits. For more information Click here
    Full fee £149.00 Senior fee £119.00 Concession £75.00
  9. Pre Entry ESOL (Intro to reading and writing english)
    Course start date:  Thu 19 Sep 2024 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Do you need to learn how to read and write basic English? Can you say and write the letters of the alphabet? Can you spell simple words or write simple sentences about yourself? Can you fill in a basic form? Can you identify numbers and count from 0 to 100? Can you identify social signs and symbols in the UK? If the answers to these questions are no, this is the right course for you! It is an introduction to basic reading and writing to help you with everyday life and becoming more independent in the UK. This course will also allow you to explore important reading and writing skills outside of the classroom setting and will increase your confidence in speaking.







    You need to do a pre-course assessment. Contact universal.skills@citylit.ac.uk/020 4582 0423 for a face-to-face assessment. There is no online assessment for pre-entry courses. Please come in person for an assessment.



    This course is FREE if you are employed and on a low wage or you are claiming benefits. For more information Click here

    Full fee £0.00 Senior fee £0.00 Concession £0.00
  10. English pronunciation: stage 1
    Course start date:  Tue 24 Sep 2024 (and 6 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  David John Gwillim
    Are you a non-native fluent speaker who wants to improve your pronunciation of English and to speak the language more clearly and confidently? Work on clear formation of vowel and consonant sounds including the English neutral vowel and the distinction between voiced and unvoiced sounds. This term the course will be taught online.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £219.00 Senior fee £259.00 Concession £181.00
    Rating:
    97% of 100
  11. English pronunciation: stage 3
    Course start date:  Thu 26 Sep 2024 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  David John Gwillim
    Designed for students who have completed 'English Pronunciation' stages 1 and 2, and those who have near native placement. Conversation and the reading aloud of a variety of texts will help to pinpoint those pronunciation worries still to be addressed when speaking English as a non-native speaker. This course will be taught in the college.
    Full fee £219.00 Senior fee £259.00 Concession £181.00
    Rating:
    100% of 100
  12. English pronunciation: stage 2
    Course start date:  Fri 27 Sep 2024 (and 4 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  David John Gwillim
    Designed for people who have completed ‘English Pronunciation: stage 1’ although new students with sufficient skills can join. Develop confidence and clarity, explore diphthongs and triphthongs, inflection and the rhythms of Standard English. This term the course will be taught online.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £219.00 Senior fee £259.00 Concession £181.00
    Rating:
    96% of 100
  13. ESOL, maths and digital skills - for life and work (entry 1-entry 2)
    Course start date:  Mon 21 Oct 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    For students who can are not complete beginners and can speak and write a little English. On this course you will learn new words and grammar, how to ask and answer questions, how to read and write about yourself, your family, and friends, and how to complete forms and write short emails. You will also learn some simple maths to tell the time, count and learn maths vocabulary.



    You need to do a pre-course assessment. Contact universal.skills@citylit.ac.uk / 020 8078 0489 for a face-to-face assessment or click the Start Assessment button on this page. Log on with your email address (not name).



    Free course: This is a Multiply course. Multiply is a new government programme to help adults improve their numeracy skills. This course is free for Londoners aged 19 or over. For more information Click here
    Full fee £0.00 Senior fee £0.00 Concession £0.00
  14. ESOL: Thinking in English - become fluent in speaking and writing (entry 3-level 1)
    Course start date:  Tue 22 Oct 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Do you want your English to be more automatic and fluent? Do you want to stop translating from the your first language? On this course, the emphasis is on thinking in English through fun and exciting exercises.







    In each class, you will have a problem, a puzzle or a challenging issue to solve, address or debate. You will need to learn to read or listen between the lines, understand implications and indirect English. You will learn how to analyse text or speech and make decisions or judgements about what has happened and why.







    You will practise speaking clearly and concisely, and getting to the point. These discussions and debates will improve your vocabulary, your pronunciation and your communication skills, helping you to think in English and communicate more efficiently.







    You need to do a pre-course assessment. Contact universal.skills@citylit.ac.uk / 020 8078 0489 for a face-to-face assessment or click the Start Assessment button on this page. Log on with your email address (not name).



    This course is FREE if you are employed and on a low wage or you are claiming benefits. For more information Click here
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £50.00
  15. ESOL, digital skills and maths - for life and work (entry 2-entry 3)
    Course start date:  Thu 24 Oct 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Are you quite confident about your everyday English? Can you have some short conversations and read and write simple emails? Can you go shopping, talk about simple subjects, and write a letter? But do you make quite a lot mistakes? Is it difficult to speak, read or write about more complicated topics? This course will help you learn more vocabulary and grammar so you can talk, read and write about more interesting everyday things and make fewer mistakes. Your will practise your speaking, listening, reading and writing so you can understand people better, talk about most daily topics, read a simple news story, and write a long email or letter. You will also improve your maths and the English you need to do maths such as for simple calculations with money and using percentages.



    You need to do a pre-course assessment. Contact universal.skills@citylit.ac.uk / 020 8078 0489 for a face-to-face assessment or click the Start Assessment button on this page. Log on with your email address (not name).



    Free course: This is a Multiply course. Multiply is a new government programme to help adults improve their numeracy skills. This course is free for Londoners aged 19 or over. For more information Click here
    Full fee £0.00 Senior fee £0.00 Concession £0.00
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