English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)

These courses will help you to settle in the UK, gain employment, progress onto other training courses or just be more confident in communicating with other people.

Why choose this course?

English Speaking Board  offer high quality Speech and Language qualifications in the UK and internationally.

  • funding for these courses could be available
  • work in small groups
  • develop your English skills in reading, writing, speaking and listening
  • gain a qualification
  • become functional in your everyday lives and work

Asian family reading a magazine and laughing together - ESOL

Course locations

We offer the following ESOL courses at locations across Essex:

  • ESOL Beginners
  • ESOL Intermediate
  • ESOL Advanced

For Speakers of Other Languages, these courses will help you to develop your English skills in reading, writing, speaking and listening to gain a qualification and to become functional in your everyday lives and work.

How to enrol

Before you can enrol on an ESOL course, we will meet with you to complete an assessment and discuss which course is most suitable. Assessments can be booked by calling 0345 603 7635.

Further details, including course information sheets, are available through the full list of ESOL courses.

We are happy to provide you with more information about our courses before you make a decision. Fill out the contact form below and one of our tutors will get back to you.

Asian family reading a magazine and laughing together - ESOL

Learner feedback

I wanted to say again BIG THANK YOU for all you have done for us. I am happy I have passed all the exams. I look forward to start the IELTS course and hopefully will meet you then again.

I am so glad to hear that my writing skills have improved. It gives me motivation to continue studying English. Attending your class helped me a lot and I can’t thank you enough.

I want to update you, in particular for thanking you once again for last year classes. As I was telling you, I’ve begun the Uni in Padova in October, an English course about food and wine. I’ve passed successfully all exams of the first semester and I have to say that thanks to school and the general experience up there I’ve reached an English level never thought!

I write to tell you about my experience taking English classes with you. Before I started I was very apprehensive, I didn’t know what it would be like, if I would like the classes and the teacher. I was a student who had zero level of English. And it was so difficult for me. You helped me a lot, maybe you don’t know how much. But this way of teaching was essential to my growth. You know how to humanize your work, with affection you teach your students, and that is your differential. The way you make your English classes lighter makes you enjoy learning English. I just have to thank you for that, and for making me grow in English. I was at Entry 1 and in just 3/4 months I went straight to Entry 3. Isn’t that great? How proud of us. We all work together. Thank you very much Carol, I hope we can continue this work together. Our class was excellent, you worked tirelessly throughout the English course. And today I just have to thank you for that. Continue your journey of teaching so special.