ESOL courses are for people whose first language is not English. An ESOL course can improve your English fluency, confidence in English speaking and help increase your employability.
Courses take place throughout Northamptonshire and are delivered by specialist language tutors.
These courses consist of three units:
- Speaking and Listening
Each course is delivered through two 2 hour sessions per week and typically last 15 weeks.
ESOL courses are free for learners that are unemployed and in receipt of Jobseekers Allowance, Employment Support Allowance or Universal Credit. Or if you are employed and earn below £16,009.50 per year.
Learners who earn over that amount are still welcome to attend the course, but will be expected to make a financial contribution for each unit which you can pay as you go.
How to book
our online booking system or by calling us on 01604 367119.
You can book a place on one of our courses via
You can also register your interest by adding yourself to a waiting list for these courses. Visit our register your interest page, choose 'add to waiting list' and we will contact you once future courses become available.
At your first session we will ask you to do some reading and writing to find out your level and give you advice about the best class for you. Please remember to bring:
- Photo ID such as a passport or driver’s licence
- Evidence of any current benefit you receive
- Proof of income if you are employed and earn below £16,009.50 per annum (this could be a wage slip from the past 3 months, or a current employment contract which states gross monthly or annual wages.)
Please note: Learners who do not qualify for a free place will need to make a financial contribution for each unit. This will not be charged before or at the first session. Payment will be collected after week 4 of the course, and this can be arranged to be paid in 2 instalments.