English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)

Our ESOL courses are for anyone resident or permanently settled in the UK who does not have English as their main language. These courses will help you to improve all your English language skills – spoken English as well as reading and writing in English. You can develop the skills you need for work,  for training and study, to use  public services and  to be more independent in an English-speaking environment.

Courses are available at a full range of levels from Entry Level 1 (Beginner) to Level 2 (GCSE standard). We offer courses during the week in the morning, afternoon, twilight and evening. Courses are part-time for 15 weeks starting in September and then again in February. You can study for an ESOL qualification at the level that’s right for you. At the end of our ESOL programmes learners are encouraged to progress onto Functional Skills and GCSE English awards.

ESOL courses cost £120 for a 15 week course but are free to learners on JSA/ESA, or on other income-based benefits if unemployed. Before joining a programme, you will have a short 1:1 interview with us so that we can assess your level – whilst there is no guarantee of a place, we will try our best to get you on the right level course for you.

Upcoming April and May 2018 assessment dates:

Oxford Adult Learning Centre, The Union (OX4 1EE)
Monday, 23rd April 2018 at 10am
Monday, 30th April 2018 at 10am
Monday, 14th May 2018 at 10am
Monday, 21st May 2018 at 10am

Abingdon Campus (OX14 1GG)
Tuesday, 24th April 2018 at 2pm
Tuesday, 1st May 2018 at 2pm
Tuesday, 8th May 2018 at 2pm
Tuesday, 15th May 2018 at 2pm
Tuesday, 22nd May 2018 at 2pm

Witney Campus (OX28 6NE)
Thursday, 26th April 2018 at 2pm
Thursday, 3rd May 2018 at 2pm
Thursday, 17th May 2018 at 2pm

There is no need to book in advance – just turn up on the day. However, please ensure you bring a valid form of ID with you.