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ESOL Classes

Cours d’Anglais 英语课  Englischklase klas ọmụmụ انګلیسي درسونه Lezioni di inglese دروس انگلیسی Zajęcia z języka angielskiego  دروس إنجليزي Awọn kilasi Gẹẹsi ingilizce sınıfları Уроки английского языка fasalada ingiriiska clases de inglés


There are ESOL classes for people who are complete beginners at speaking or writing English up to qualifications for British Citizenship. Anyone can apply for ESOL courses – your immigration status does not matter.

Qualifications or informal classes?

Some classes have qualifications. These are at a College or adult education centre and are more formal, with homework and exams.

Classes without exams may have more English conversation. You can do both types of class to improve your English more quickly.

You’ll need to find the right standard for you. With exam classes you need to do a test (assessment) first to find out which level is best for you. For informal classes, you can usually try a class and also talk with the teacher before or after.



Adult Learning Lewisham

For age 19+ at Brockley Rise, Grove Park and Granville Park in the centre of Lewisham.

Levels from pre-entry to Level 2 plus Trinity preparation. Classes are 5 hours a week, either 2 mornings, 2 afternoons or 2 evenings.

Cost is £150 a term for pre-entry level, £225 a term for accredited courses including exam. You may get reduced or no fees if on certain state benefits. For more information, contact Stefania Quaresima on 020 8314 7184.

Adult Learning Lewisham also offers free non-exam Community ESOL courses (COMESOL) up to Entry Level 3. These are online and at local community centres, schools and children’s centres. Some COMESOL courses offer a free creche. They are 4 hours a week for 10 weeks and are stepping stones on to accredited ESOL. For more information, contact Ruhsar Osman on 020 8314 6761

Lewisham College

There are exam and non-exam classes. Most classes are free. Levels from pre-entry to Level 2.  Exams include GCSE, Functional Skills English and Maths and vocational qualifications.

ESOL / ESOL & maths 

  • 13 hours per week, various days (3),  9.30-2pm / 2.30pm

ESOL evening

  • 6 hours per week, Tuesday & Thursday 6-9pm

ESOL part time day

  • 9 hours per week, Various days (2), 9.30-2.30pm

There are specialist classes in Pronunciation, Speaking & Listening and Creative Writing on Tuesday evenings and classes in English for people looking for work in accounting; teaching assistant; health and social care; office work.

To apply: https://www.lewisham.ac.uk/courses/esol-english-and-math or attend a regular open event (see website).

Courses start September and February.  Assessments and interviews are in June to September (and January for February courses).

Details of finances are at: https://www.lewisham.ac.uk/help-support/fees-and-finance



Contact Details for places offering non exam courses listed above:


Lewisham College

Based at Lewisham Way and at Deptford Bridge

https://www.lewisham.ac.uk/courses/esol    info@lscollege.ac.uk   020 3757 3000

Enquiry form: https://www.lewisham.ac.uk/contact-us/course-enquiry

Adult Learning Lewisham

 Granville Park Adult Education Centre, 100 Granville Park, SE13 7DU

Brockley Adult Education Centre, 2 Brockley Rise, Crofton Park, SE23 1PR

Grove Park Adult Education Centre, 333-335 Baring Road, SE12 0DZ

Phone: 020 8134 3300; 020 8314 6666; 020 8314 6677 (Monday-Thursday 9am – 4pm; Friday 9am-3.30pm)


Email: adultlearning@lewisham.gov.uk

For more information: Stefania Quaresima: 020 8314 7184 or Ruhsar Osman: 020 8314 6761

Assessment dates published closer to the time here:


Assessments must be booked by calling: 020 8314 3300 or 020 8314 6677

The Bear, The Bear Church, The Shaftesbury Centre,

Frankham St, Deptford, SE8 4RN

Maureen 07748132624 me.biddiscombe@btinternet.com

Good Heart Social Club (Zoom)


Joanna  07837 512026

Register here: https://forms.gle/6QAyp7EcZ9Aokzrb7

Facebook:  @goodheartenglish     Instagram:    @goodheartsocialclub

New Cross Gate Trust,

Besson Street Community Garden, Besson Street, New Cross, SE14 5AE


020 7639 7605

Learners can also benefit from 1-1 help with English and signposting support.

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/NXGTrust

The Point,

401 Lewisham High St, Catford, SE13 6NZ


Maureen 020 8690 0622 or 07748 132624

Corbett Community Library,

Torridon Road, Catford, SE16 1RQ

Helen Nicholas

helenn47@hotmail.com info@corbettcommunity.org.uk

020 8378 5358

Afghanistan and Central Asian Association



Friends International Bromley

ESOL classes with a creche from a Church in Bromley. Hope to restart  Sept 2021

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