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 January and February 2018 assessment dates:

Abingdon campus: 2pm on 11, 18, 25 January and 1 February
Witney campus: 10am on 19, 26 January and 2 February
Oxford (The Union): 10am on 15, 22, 29 January and 5 February.

To book an assessment, contact us on 01235 555 585, or email