ESOL: Reading & Writing
Courses In London & Online 

Do you want to develop your writing and reading skills for inside and outside work? These courses will help you become a more fluent reader and writer, increase your vocabulary, structure your writing of emails, reports and essays and become a more confident communicator in English.

What is the best course for me?

You need to do a pre-course assessment. You can also do it online, but a face-to-face assessment is best. 

  • Online assessment - click ‘Start Assessment’ on the course page
  • Or book a face-to-face assessment - call 0204 582 0423 or contact us by email at universal.skills@citylit.ac.uk for an appointment. You can also come without an appointment.

Times:

  • Every Monday 12- 2pm
  • Every Wednesday 6-8pm
  • Every Friday 11am-1pm (23rd August – 6th October)

The courses are FREE to most learners if you earn less than £21,547.50 a year or are on Universal Credit, JSA or ESA (WRAG). They are either in the City Lit building or are live online interactive classes. For online courses, you will need a computer with a microphone, a camera and the internet.

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  1. Develop your Writing (ESOL Entry level)
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 17 Sep 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Is writing your most difficult skill in English? Do you want to improve your writing skills and techniques at entry level? Do you struggle with knowing which words should be capitalised? Do you need to improve writing in the correct tense? In this course you will focus on how to improve the structure of your writing - the whole text, sentences and paragraphs, and you will work on understanding and practising common writing conventions such as correct spelling, punctuation, capitalisation, use of symbols (e.g. & @ £) and the grammar of the English language. The skills you learn to develop your writing will also help you improve formal speaking whether this is for job interviews, meetings at work or giving simple presentations. This course is ideal if you are an ESOL learner who lacks confidence with your literacy skills.



    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 £152.00
  2. Develop your writing and language skills (level 1-level 2)
    Course start date:  Thu 19 Sep 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Have you been learning English for a long time but your writing just doesn’t seem to be improving? Are you quite a fluent speaker but find formal speaking difficult? Do you feel ‘stuck’. This course will release you! You will focus on how to improve the structure of your writing both the whole text, paragraphs and sentences. You will work on understanding the grammar of the language, and the skills you learn to develop your writing will help you improve your more formal speaking whether this is for job interviews, meetings at work or giving presentations. This course is ideal if you have been living in the UK for several years, feel quite comfortable in speaking English as a second language, but lack confidence in your literacy skills.



    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





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

    Full fee £152.00 Senior fee £122.00 Concession £76.00
  3. Writing skills in practice: upper intermediate (level 1-2)
    Course start date:  Thu 26 Sep 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Do you need to develop your writing skills? Do you want to improve your planning, structuring and writing of letters, stories, articles, reports and more. Through writing in different ways, you will improve your grammatical accuracy, vocabulary and spelling, as well as your ability to link your ideas and write introductions and conclusions. By the end of the course you will be confident you can write well both for work and for everyday 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





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

    Full fee £149.00 Senior fee £119.00 Concession £75.00
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