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ESOL – English for Speakers of Other Languages

These courses are designed for people whose first language is not English – and are available or complete beginners through to more advanced speakers. Most of our courses offer nationally recognised qualifications, helping you with work and living in the UK.

Who are these classes for?

If you want to improve your speaking, listening, reading and writing we have a course to suit you. All our courses help you develop the language you need for everyday life and work in the UK.

Where and when are the classes?

We have classes at both our Camden site and our Kentish Town site although we will also give you some work that you need to do at home for a few hours every week in addition to coming to the college. Classes are available in the morning, afternoon, evening or Saturdays. Classes start three times a year, but many learners choose to study with us for the whole year.

How do I enrol?

You will need to do an assessment to check your level before you can start a course.  Please register for an assessment by clicking here: ESOL Initial Assessment

Once you have registered, you will receive an email with a link to an assessment that you should complete online.  After you have completed your assessment we will phone you to discuss what course is best for you.  We will then help you complete your enrolment online.

If you are not able to do an online assessment or enrol online, please contact Learner Services by email at or by telephone on: 020 7255 4700. We will try to help you register online, but if this is not possible, we will offer you an appointment to come in person to the college to do your assessment and enrol.

How much are the classes?

ESOL courses are FREE to learners who are unemployed and on an income-based benefit, or who earn less than £21,157.50 per year. You will need to show recent proof of your benefit or low wage (see our fees and finance for what is acceptable evidence). All other learners pay course fees up to a maximum of £300 for evening and Saturday courses or £445 for daytime classes, unless you are an overseas learner (i.e. have not been resident in the UK or EEA for the last three years), in which case overseas fees apply.

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44 Crowndale Road
Tel: 020 7255 4700
7 Leighton Place
Tel: 020 7241 8572