English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)

What are ESOL courses?

ESOL courses are designed for people whose first language is not English. We offer a variety of courses from pre-entry, beginner courses to Level 2 speaking and listening, as well as a number of employability pathways including Working in Childcare, English for Private Hire Drivers, Intro to Teaching, ESOL and IT.

Each course will help you:

  • Develop the skills you need for everyday life in the UK
  • Develop your English skills to get a job or improve your work prospects
  • Provide you with a qualification in English
  • Enable you to progress on to an academic or vocational course

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What do we offer?

We offer daytime and evening classes, usually twice a week for one term.

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Is an ESOL course right for you?

If you are a citizen of the UK or a country within the European Economic Area, or have lived in either for at least the last three years, then you should be eligible for UK government funding for your ESOL course.

People with certain types of immigration status such as refugee status, discretionary, exceptional or indefinite leave to enter or to remain and their family members are also usually eligible.

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How to sign up for an ESOL course

  • Drop into our learning centre at Wood Green Library, 2nd Floor
  • Call us on 020 8489 2596 or 020 8489 2523
  • Email hals@haringey.gov.uk

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Page last updated:

August 4, 2023

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