Lewisham Council - Adult education English for speakers of other languages courses ESOL

English for speakers of other languages (ESOL) courses

See what ESOL courses we offer for adults.

Why study English

Our ESOL courses can help you:

  • improve your English language skills in speaking, listening, reading and writing
  • take part in everyday life in the UK
  • develop skills and get a recognised ESOL qualification
  • enter training, education or employment
  • support your children with their homework.

Why study with us 

  • We assess your skill level to make sure you take the right course.
  • You can do our courses at different times and places across the borough.
  • Our classes are small and supportive.
  • Our modern classrooms have excellent resources and technology.
  • We offer extra support classes to improve your language skills using ICT.

Our teachers are: 

  • fully qualified ESOL tutors
  • experienced in teaching adult learners
  • committed to your progress and development.

What courses we offer

We offer courses in speaking, listening and writing at:

  • Pre-entry Level
  • Entry Levels 1–3
  • Level 1 
  • Level 2.

Course fees

  • Fees for accredited ESOL courses are £225 a term.
  • Fees for pre-entry level courses are £150 a term.
  • See if you can get concessionary fees.

Exam dates 2018–2019

There is no exam Pre-entry level. For Entry Levels and Levels 1 and 2, you will do an exam every term: 
  • Reading: 3–6 December 2018
  • Speaking and listening: 1–4  April 2019
  • Writing: 9–11 July 2019

How to enrol

  • Before you enrol, you need to come to a pre-course assessment.
  • We will discuss your long-term goals, assess your skill level and recommend the right course.
  • Pre-course assessment dates will be published when they are scheduled.  

Courses are programmed at various times throughout the year. If there are no courses currently scheduled please contact us for more information.

Adult Learning Lewisham (ALL)
Tel: 020 8314 3300
Email: adultlearning@lewisham.gov.uk

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