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English for Speakers of Other Languages


Courses are available in our centres, as well as online. To view our range of courses please click here or the apply now button at the bottom of this page.

Improving your English will help you get more out of everyday life in the UK. It will also help if you want to:

  • Find work
  • Talk to doctors and teachers
  • Understand the laws and customs of the UK
  • Help your child with homework
  • Gain a qualification 

We offer courses in Blandford, Bournemouth, Dorchester, Poole, Weymouth, Sturminster Newton and Shaftesbury at different times of the day and evening. You may need to pay a fee to attend a course.

Courses run for 35 weeks (3 hours per week). We also offer some courses that will run for 17 weeks (6 hours per week).

All of our courses lead to City & Guilds qualifications at the right level for you in Reading, Writing and Speaking & Listening.

If you are just starting to learn English you may decide that one of our Everyday ESOL courses is more appropriate. We will discuss the options with you.

We will help you choose the right course when you attend one of our admission sessions.

Online Learning
Are you working shifts? Do you have problems with childcare?  When you have an admission conversation, please ask about our ESOL online classes.



Courses available
Everyday ESOL A variety of courses for low level learners who wish to learn how to speak and respond to others around them.
ESOL Summer School Available for learners who want to maintain their skills or prepare for an accredited course starting in September.
Improve Your English (ESOL Entry 1) For complete beginners with no or very little English.
Improve Your English (Entry 1 – Entry 2) For those who need to build on their basic language skills.You will learn to read and write simple statements and ask to respond to simple questions.
Improve Your English (Entry 2- low Entry 3) For those wishing to move on, and extend their language skills and knowledge.
Improve Your English (Entry 3 – Level 1) For those working at a higher level. You will refine your reading, writing and communication using a variety of methods.
Improve Your English (Level 1 and Level 2) For those working at Advanced level. You will refine your reading, writing and communication skills using a variety of methods.
Preparation for Life in the UK For people who wish to learn about life in the UK. This course can be done at the same time as another ESOL course at our centres.
Conversation Classes (all levels) For those who want to practise their spoken English and increase their vocabulary on a range of topics.


Want to enrol?

For English for Speakers of Other Languages courses you will need to book onto one of our English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) admission sessions by completing an online application. 

(Please note you must follow the instructions on the application page carefully) 

If you are not able to complete an application online then please contact us on 01202 123444 or where we will talk through your options.