English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL Classes)
Do you want to improve your English speaking, listening, reading and writing? Do you need to develop your communication skills for work? Would you like to participate more effectively in society, discuss the news, talk about art, write about your feelings and thoughts?
ESOL classes offer more than a language learning
Whether you are complete beginner or an advanced speaker running a business, our courses will help you develop the most in-demand common skills for work and life: problem-solving, decision-making, collaborating, analysing, seeing the bigger picture. You will focus on how to achieve tasks such as organising events, writing film reviews, dealing with customers and the language skills you need to complete these tasks.
What is the best ESOL course for me?
We have long and short ESOL courses.You can choose to learn online and face-to-face. On some of our ESOL courses, you can get a qualifications. You can do specialist pronunciation, grammar and writing classes, courses on web design and podcasting, business and storytelling, plus general ESOL courses.
You need to do a pre-course assessment. You can also do it online by clicking ‘Start Assessment’ on the course page, However, a face-to-face assessment is better. Contact email@example.com / 020 4582 0423 for an appointment. You can also come without an appointment.
- Every Monday 12- 2pm
- Every Wednesday 6-8pm
- Every Friday 11am-1pm (23rd August – 6th October)
The courses are FREE to most learners. For more information about our live online courses, please see our guide to online learning.
- A mile in my shoes: how to tell a story (level 1-2)Course start date: Mon 15 Jan 2024
Location on this date: Keeley StreetWhat would it feel like for someone else to stand inside your shoes? This course will help them find out because you will learn how to tell a story about something that happened to you. Storytelling is a fantastic way to develop your English communication skills. You will work on work on creating and telling your own digital story. You will turn that event into a story which you will then record digitally. You will then invite other people to wear your shoes (literally), walk and listen to your story. This will be part of a small exhibition within City Lit. This is a unique opportunity to develop your English – your speaking, listening, vocabulary, range of expression, grammar and overall communication skill - as well as learn how to create an engaging and impacting story. The course is building on our award-winning ESOL plus arts project with the GLA.
You need to do a pre-course assessment. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org / 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 a) you are on a Low Wage or b) you are either on Jobseekers' Allowance (JSA) or Employment & Support Allowance(ESA) or c) you want to get a job or progress into a better job and you receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit). For more information click hereFull fee £129.00 Senior fee £103.00 Concession £65.00
- ESOL pronunciation: stage 2 (level 1-2)Course start date: Mon 22 Jan 2024 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetWhat are the different ways of pronouncing 'a'? Does 'for' always sound like 'four'? Is 't' always pronounced the same way? Learn the answers to these questions as you focus on fluent pronunciation practising linking, rhythm and stress and discover how context affects the pronunciation of English. This course is aimed at students with a good level of English - level 1 and 2 (B2-C1), who have completed Stage 1.
You need to do a pre-course assessment to be a pronunciation course. Contact email@example.com / 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 a) you are on a Low Wage or b) you are either on Jobseekers' Allowance (JSA) or Employment & Support Allowance(ESA) or c) you want to get a job or progress into a better job and you receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit). For more information click here
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