English courses

This course is suitable for learners for whom English is their second language. We provide a friendly and supportive environment to learn, helping you to develop your reading, writing speaking and listening skills.

Length of course

The course varies in length, but most learners take 36 weeks to complete two modules. You'll attend once a week for 2.5 hours.

Course content

You'll improve your English by developing your reading, writing and speaking skills, at a level appropriate for your individual ability.

You'll cover topics such as:

  • grammar
  • spelling
  • punctuation
  • vocabulary

Course fees

There may be a charge for some of our courses depending on your circumstances. Contact us for more information.

For details of how to pay and any fee reductions or remission that may apply, see our paying for a course page.

How to apply 

You'll need to book an initial assessment with one of our tutors so we can advise you which class is the most suitable for you.

Assessments take place at Wellington House in Barnsley town centre and last about 30 minutes.

What you can do next

Gaining a formal qualification can help you to progress in work or go on to further education.

What our learners say

  • My skills are much better now. I can understand and speak better. It helps me every day.
    ESOL adult learner
  • I came to improve my English, and now I can apply my new skills in my daily life.
    ESOL adult learner
  • I feel more confident when I am talking with my colleagues and supervisors at work
    ESOL adult learner

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