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, and 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 we cannot guarantee you a place, we will do our best to find a course that is the right level for you.

Dates and times:

Abingdon, Wootton Road, OX14 1GG

Witney, Holloway Road, Ox28 6NE


The Union, Cowley, OX4 1EE
Tel: 01235 216 248


There’s no need to book in advance! Just turn up and ensure you bring a valid form of ID with you.