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English for speakers of other languages (ESOL) courses

See what ESOL courses we offer for adults.
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Why study ESOL

Due to COVID-19 we will offer both classroom and online courses until further notice.
Find out how to get the most from an online course. 

Studying ESOL can help you to:

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

Why study with us

  • You’ll learn in small groups
  • You’ll have access to excellent resources and technology
  • You’ll be supported by qualified specialist tutors who are committed to your progress and development
  • You’ll have access to additional support courses to help you improve your grammar, written and language skills using digital technology
  • We offer support courses to prepare you for next steps in employment, further studies or volunteering.

What courses we offer

Course fees

  • £225 a term for accredited ESOL courses.
  • £150 a term for new to ESOL courses.
  • See if you can get concessionary fees.

Exam dates 2021–2022

  • Reading: 7–9 December 2021
  • Speaking and listening: 28 –31 March 2022
  • Writing: 12–13 July 2022

How to enrol

Before you enrol, you need to complete a pre-course assessment (PCA) where we will:

  • assess your skill level
  • discuss your goals
  • recommend the right course for you.

Pre-course assessments take place throughout the year. We will publish dates when they are available.

Pre-course assessments

You can book a pre-course assessment by calling 020 8314 3300, Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm or email your contact details to adultlearning@lewisham.gov.uk and someone will call you to make an appointment.

Date Time    Location    Book an appointment online
 14 December  10am-12pm, 1-3pm, 6-8pm  Granville Park Centre  Book a pre-course assessment
 15 December  10am-12pm, 1-3pm  Grove Park Centre  Book a pre-course assessment
 16 December  10am-12pm, 1-3pm, 6-8pm  Brockley Rise Centre  Book a pre-course assessment

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