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

English for speakers of other languages courses

On ESOL courses you will improve your English language skills in speaking, listening reading and writing.

Why study English

Improve your confidence and achieve your personal goals by studying for a year to obtain a full ESOL qualification. The course could help you:

  • become more confident in taking part in everyday life in the UK
  • develop skills and gain a qualification that will improve your prospects for training and employment
  • access further studies
  • help your children with their homework.

Why study with us

  • We offer courses at all language levels: pre-entry, entry levels 1–3, Level 1 and Level 2.
  • We assess your skill level to make sure you take the right course for you.
  • Courses are available at various times and centres across the borough.
  • Classes are small and supportive and fully equipped with excellent resources and technology.
  • We offer additional support classes to improve your language skills using ICT.

Our teachers are:

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

Course fees

Exam dates

You will take one skills exam every term towards your national ESOL qualification:

  • reading: 12–14 December 2017
  • speaking and listening: 26–29 March 2018
  • writing: 10–12 July 2018.

How to enrol

To enrol for an ESOL courses you will need to attend a pre-course assessment.

During the assessment you can tell us more about your long-term goals. We will assess your skill level and our ESOL specialists can recommend an appropriate course at a centre near you. 

Select one of the assessment dates below then follow our instructions to book your pre-course assessment appointment.

Pre-course assessment dates for speaking and listening

​Date ​Time ​Location
​Monday 11 December 10–12pm, 1–3pm, 
​Tuesday 12 December ​10–12pm, 1–3pm,
​Wednesday 13 December ​​10–12pm, 1–3pm, 
​Granville Park
​Thursday 14 December ​10–12pm, 1–3pm, 
Granville Park​

There are no courses currently available. Please check back at a later date. For more information contact:

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

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