English for speakers of other languages

Improve your English at Build. We have courses from beginner to advanced levels, with qualifications and without, in the day and in the evening.

Some courses are free if you are on JSA or ESA (WRAG). We also have reduced fees if you are on other benefits. You can also pay for your course in installments, or apply to the Build Student Support Fund for help with fees or travel costs.

All new students need to come to an advice and assessment session to make sure they are in the right class. We prefer you to call 020 7492 2511 or email [email protected] to make an appointment, but you can come without an appointment.

Assessments take place until 16th November on Wednesday evenings (18:00-20:00), and from 22nd November on Mondays (12:00–14:00) and Wednesdays (18:00–20:00).

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  1. ESOL: preparing for level 1

    Course Date: Tue 9 Jan 2018 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    For many students, moving from entry 3 to level 1 can be difficult. This course will prepare you for Level 1 by helping you become more accurate with your grammar and focusing on your reading and writing. You will still have lots of practice of speaking and listening. When you are ready, you can continue with level 1.

    You need to have an initial assessment before joining this course. You can come in person. See bildutrapagaran.info/esol for dates. Or you can do an on-line assessment. CLICK on the START ASSESSMENT button opposite. For best results use Chrome. You need to add an email address and a password when asked. Call 020 7492 2511 for any help.
    Full fee: £0.00
    Senior fee: £0.00
    Concession: £0.00

  2. English pronunciation: stage 2

    Course Date: Tue 9 Jan 2018 (and 5 other dates)
    Location on this date: EC Euston
    Designed for people who have completed ‘English Pronunciation: stage 1’ although new students with sufficient skills can join. Develop fluency and clarity, explore diphthongs and triphthongs, inflexion and the rhythms of Standard English.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £159.00

  3. English pronunciation: stage 1

    Course Date: Tue 9 Jan 2018 (and 11 other dates)
    Location on this date: EC Euston
    Are you a non-native fluent speaker who wants to improve your pronunciation of English? Work on correct formation of vowel and consonant sounds including the English neutral vowel and the distinction between voiced and unvoiced sounds.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £159.00

  4. ESOL entry 1

    Course Date: Wed 10 Jan 2018 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    For students who can speak or write only a few words in English or maybe none at all. On this beginners' course, you will learn a lot of new words and also learn grammar so you can ask and answer questions and read and write about yourself, your family and friends and complete forms and short emails.
    Full fee: £139.00
    Senior fee: £111.00
    Concession: £28.00

  5. English pronunciation: stage 3

    Course Date: Thu 11 Jan 2018 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: EC Euston
    Designed for students who have completed English Pronunciation stages 1 and 2. Conversation and the reading aloud of a variety of texts will help to pinpoint those pronunciation worries still to be addressed. Tutor: David John Gwillim.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £159.00

  6. ESOL with your camera entry 3 - level 1

    Course Date: Mon 15 Jan 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Do you enjoy taking photos? Do you want to improve your photographs? Join this course and improve your English in a hands on practical way. You'll use your photography to improve your vocabulary and learn how to describe people, objects, parts of the city and nature, give opinions and express judgements in both speaking and writing. All you need is a camera on your phone, tablet or a simple digital camera.

    You need to have an initial assessment before joining this course. You can come in person. See bildutrapagaran.info/esol for dates. Or you can do an on-line assessment. CLICK on the START ASSESSMENT button opposite. For best results use Chrome. You need to add an email address and a password when asked. Call 020 7492 2511 for any help.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £26.00

  7. ESOL pronunciation: stage 2 (level 1-2)

    Course Date: Mon 15 Jan 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    What are the different ways of pronouncing 'a'? Does 'for' always sound like 'four'? Is 't' always pronounced the same way? Learn the answers to these questions as you focus on fluent pronunciation practising linking, rhythm and stress and discover how context affects the pronunciation of English. This course is aimed at students with a good level of English - level 1 and 2 (B2-C1), who have completed Stage 1. Highly fluent students at level 3 or above should apply to the courses in the drama department.
    Full fee: £139.00
    Senior fee: £111.00
    Concession: £28.00

  8. Read Well, Write Well (Level 1-Level 2)

    Course Date: Mon 15 Jan 2018
    Location on this date: EC Euston
    Learning how to write well requires learning how to read well. This course will prepare you for all types of writing but especially essay writing. Learn and practise how to answer essay questions by choosing what to read, how to read it and make notes, and then turning these notes into good pieces of writing with effective introductions and conclusions and well argued opinions. This course will be especially suitable for anyone wanting to study or who works in a job which requires good writing.

    You need to have an initial assessment before joining this course. You can come in person. See bildutrapagaran.info/esol for dates. Or you can do an on-line assessment. CLICK on the START ASSESSMENT button opposite. For best results use Chrome. You need to add an email address and a password when asked. Call 020 7492 2511 for any help.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £143.00
    Concession: £109.00

  9. English for business (level 2+)

    Course Date: Mon 15 Jan 2018 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Do you want to work in business but lack the confidence? Do you already have a job but feel that your language skills are holding you back? This course will help you activate and improve your business English so you can approach negotiations, meetings, presentations and reports with confidence. Aimed at second language speakers of English with a high level of competence (level 2) in the language.

    You need to have an initial assessment before joining this course. You can come in person. See bildutrapagaran.info/esol for dates. Or you can do an on-line assessment. CLICK on the START ASSESSMENT button opposite. For best results use Chrome. You need to add an EMAIL ADDRESS (NOT NAME) and a password when asked. Call 020 7492 2511 for any help.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £151.00
    Concession: £115.00

  10. ESOL pronunciation: stage 1 (level 1-2)

    Course Date: Mon 15 Jan 2018 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Tired of people not understanding you? Would you like to sound 'more English'? Do you need to commununicate well with people in your work? Then this specialist course will help you. Learn how to make the individual sounds of English, hear the differences between them and read and write the phonemic script, a special alphabet of sounds. This course is aimed at students with a good level of English - level 1 and 2 (B2-C1). Highly fluent students at level 3 or above should apply to the courses in the drama department.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £26.00

  11. Communicating at work (level 1-2)

    Course Date: Tue 16 Jan 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Do you need to write reports or give presentations at work? Are you required to talk at meetings or conduct video conferences? Are you writing letters, summaries, minutes, statements, copy for websites? This course will take your business and work English to the next level when communicating face-to-face, on the phone or in writing.

    You need to have an initial assessment before joining this course. You can come in person. See bildutrapagaran.info/esol for dates. Or you can do an on-line assessment. CLICK on the START ASSESSMENT button opposite. For best results use Chrome. You need to add an EMAIL ADDRESS (NOT NAME) and a password when asked. Call 020 7492 2511 for any help.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £143.00
    Concession: £109.00

  12. Matters of opinion: level 2

    Course Date: Wed 17 Jan 2018
    Location on this date: EC Euston
    Do you need to improve your fluency, your vocabulary and your pronunciation? Join this course and learn how to express your opinion and talk about important topics: love, politics, films, current affairs, morals. This course will help you develop your grammar and talk in a more complex way.

    You need to have an initial assessment before joining this course. You can come in person. See bildutrapagaran.info/esol for dates. Or you can do an on-line assessment. CLICK on the START ASSESSMENT button opposite. For best results use Chrome. You need to add an EMAIL ADDRESS (NOT NAME) and a password when asked. Call 020 7492 2511 for any help.
    Full fee: £139.00
    Senior fee: £111.00
    Concession: £85.00

  13. Grammar in practice: intermediate (entry 3 -level 1)

    Course Date: Wed 17 Jan 2018 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Confused by verb tenses? Need to know when to use past simple or present perfect? Puzzled by the passive? This course will make English grammar simpler for you and increase your confidence by giving you lots of opportunities to put your grammar into practice.

    You need to have an initial assessment before joining this course. You can come in person. See bildutrapagaran.info/esol for dates. Or you can do an on-line assessment. CLICK on the START ASSESSMENT button opposite. For best results use Chrome. You need to add an email address and a password when asked. Call 020 7492 2511 for any help.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  14. Grammar in practice: advanced (level 2 +)

    Course Date: Wed 17 Jan 2018 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: EC Euston
    Is your grammar holding you back? Learn how to communicate more effectively by analysing, discussing and experimenting with English grammar. This course will help you realise that grammar is really about meaning: understanding better the meaning of what someone is saying and expressing yourself more meaningfully.

    You need to have an initial assessment before joining this course. You can come in person. See bildutrapagaran.info/esol for dates. Or you can do an on-line assessment. CLICK on the START ASSESSMENT button opposite. For best results use Chrome. You need to add an EMAIL ADDRESS (NOT NAME) and a password when asked. Call 020 7492 2511 for any help. The course runs over three terms (though you may start any term, places allowing).
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £143.00
    Concession: £109.00

  15. Advanced writing skills in practice (level 2+)

    Course Date: Thu 18 Jan 2018 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: EC Euston
    Practise various styles of written English while focusing on difficulties typically faced by high level learners of English, such as tone and register. Learn how to research information and use your notes to write to the point, expressing complex ideas, in a style which is engaging and takes the reader into account.

    You need to have an initial assessment before joining this course. You can come in person. See bildutrapagaran.info/esol for dates. Or you can do an on-line assessment. CLICK on the START ASSESSMENT button opposite. For best results use Chrome. You need to add an EMAIL ADDRESS (NOT NAME) and a password when asked. Call 020 7492 2511 for any help.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £143.00
    Concession: £109.00

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