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ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages)

ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages)

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At WAES we offer ESOL courses for adults to meet your individual needs and at levels that work for you. We offer part-time courses in the day, evening and at the weekends for permanent or temporary residents in the UK. We have a proven track record and are a successful provider of ESOL courses and are proud of how our learners have progressed into work and further study. 

Our teaching staff are fully-qualified with years of experience to help you develop your English reading, writing, speaking and listening skills which lead to recognised qualifications. 

Courses are free for learners earning less than the London Living Wage, currently set at £25,642.50 annually. ID and proof of low income and benefits are required for assessment. 

Applying

You can apply online for our ESOL courses. After submitting your application, you will be contacted by email to invite you to an assessment. Please note, due to very high demand, our courses fill up quickly, so please get your applications in as quickly as possible. 

During term time, our assessments take place at our Lisson Grove centre on Tuesdays from 10am and at our Pimlico centre on Fridays from 10am. Spaces are limited. Please note, due to very high demand we have limited availability, so please contact us today. 

During WAES holidays, specific days will be arranged for assessments. Please contact us for more information.

For more information 

For general course enquiries or for further information please call us on 020 7297 7297 or use our contact form.

Accredited Courses
ESOL
Venue: Various
Full Fee: Free
Level: All Levels
Level: All Levels
Concessions: Yes

It is based on the syllabus of the ESOL Skills for Life Curriculum for each level and focuses on developing reading, writing and speaking and listening skills over an academic year.

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WAES Courses
Everyday English for parents new to the UK (EAL)
LOW AVAILABILITY
Day(s): Monday
Time: 20:00 - 22:00
Weeks: 2
Start Date: 10/06/2024
Venue: Distance Learning
Full Fee: Free
Level: Pre-Entry Level
Concessions: Yes

Phonics! Learn the correct sounds, learn the phonics rules and the exceptions to those rules, become familiar with the terminology, know how to break down words to read them and to build up words to spell them. With support available for Arabic, Spanish and French speakers but ALL are welcome.

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Everyday English for parents new to the UK (EAL)
LOW AVAILABILITY
Day(s): Friday
Time: 10:30 - 12:30
Weeks: 2
Start Date: 28/06/2024
Venue: Distance Learning
Full Fee: Free
Level: Pre-Entry Level
Concessions: Yes

Phonics! Learn the correct sounds, learn the phonics rules and the exceptions to those rules, become familiar with the terminology, know how to break down words to read them and to build up words to spell them. With support available for Arabic, Spanish and French speakers but ALL are welcome.

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Everyday English for parents new to the UK (EAL)
Day(s): Monday
Time: 20:00 - 22:00
Weeks: 2
Start Date: 01/07/2024
Venue: Distance Learning
Full Fee: Free
Level: Pre-Entry Level
Concessions: Yes

Phonics! Learn the correct sounds, learn the phonics rules and the exceptions to those rules, become familiar with the terminology, know how to break down words to read them and to build up words to spell them. With support available for Arabic, Spanish and French speakers but ALL are welcome.

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Learn to read and spell in English - an introduction to phonics for beginners Part 2
Day(s): Friday
Time: 16:30 - 18:30
Weeks: 4
Start Date: 14/06/2024
Venue: Distance Learning
Full Fee: Free
Level: Pre-Entry Level
Concessions: Yes

Phonics! Learn the correct sounds, learn the phonics rules and the exceptions to those rules, become familiar with the terminology, know how to break down words to read them and to build up words to spell them. With support available for Arabic, Spanish and French speakers but ALL are welcome.

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Why study at WAES?
  • Highly qualified and professionally experienced tutors
  • Accessible Central London centres with bespoke facilities and great transport connections
  • A wide range of in-person, online, distance learning and community-based courses
  • Unique work experience opportunities through partnerships
  • Guest speakers offer introductions to career pathways in a variety of sectors
  • Excellent progression to employment, apprenticeships or further learning including university
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