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ESOL - English for Speakers of Other Languages

Our ESOL classes take place at Idea Stores across the borough in Tower Hamlets from Pre-Entry to Level 1. All our courses are part-time with the majority of classes running within school hours (9-3). We also offer a limited number of evening classes. Courses are normally 10-12 weeks long, with three terms over the year.
ESOL classes are for Tower Hamlets residents only, if you live in another area of the UK then please try and contact your local authority for classes.

Our ESOL classes for the academic year are now full.
Our new courses will start in September 2022. Please complete the ESOL Enquiry Form and we will send you priority appointment booking information in August. Please note you are not guaranteed an appointment or a class as we are heavily over-subscribed.

ESOL Qualification Courses
These courses are offered from Entry 1 to Level 1 and you will work towards Skills for Life ESOL qualifications, accredited by Ascentis. Priority for these classes will be given to unemployed learners who are actively seeking employment.

ESOL First Steps to Learning
If you are a complete beginner, this course will help you to learn the basics of the English language. You will learn to say simple sentences and to write the alphabet.

ESOL Literacy & Phonics
If you have spoken English at Entry 2 or above but you struggle with your literacy, this course will use phonics to help you improve your reading and writing skills.

Develop Your English, ESOL Entry 1-Level 1
Suitable for all levels, this course will help you to improve your grammar and literacy skills and build your confidence using English in everyday situations.