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.

Assessment dates

Mon 22 Jan, 12:00-14:00

Wed 24 Jan, 18:00-20:00

Mon 29 Jan, 12:00-14:00

Wed 31 Jan, 18:00-20:00

All assessments take place in the Library, on the Mezzanine floor.

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  1. Office skills for ESOL students (entry 3 - level 1)

    Course Date: Mon 22 Jan 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Would you like to work in an office but not sure if your English is good enough or if your computer skills are too low? Do you work in an office but need to improve your administration skills? Join this course and learn the English you need to answer the phone correctly, write good emails. letters and memos and spell common words. And at the same time, improve your digital computer skills including your word processing, file management and emailing.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £20.00

  2. ESOL and making podcasts level 1-2

    Course Date: Sun 4 Feb 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Discover how to make a podcast, and simultaneously improve your English. Learn how to record yourself, edit and upload files as well as what to say and how to say it. Podcasting is a fantastic way of improving your language including your pronunciation, your vocabulary, your spoken accuracy and your fluency.

    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: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  3. ESOL level 1 (reading and writing)

    Course Date: Mon 19 Feb 2018 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Are you now a confident speaker and writer of English? Can you communicate quite easily in your daily life, understand people around you and read and write about everyday subjects? This intermediate course will help you speak, read and write about more complicated topics with greater accuracy. You will learn how to make a presentation, write formally and informally and read about more challenging and interesting subjects. There will be reading and writing exams in July.

    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: £319.00
    Senior fee: £255.00
    Concession: £64.00

  4. ESOL entry 3 (reading and writing)

    Course Date: Mon 19 Feb 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Are you quite confident about your everyday English? Can you go shopping, talk about simple subjects and write a letter or email? But do you make quite a lot mistakes? Is it difficult to speak, read or write about more complicated topics? This pre-intermediate course will help you practise your speaking, listening, reading and writing so you can understand people better, talk about most daily topics, read a simple news story and write a long email or letter. In July there will be reading and writing exams.

    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: £279.00
    Senior fee: £223.00
    Concession: £56.00

  5. Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE)

    Course Date: Tue 20 Feb 2018
    Location on this date: FRA - Fashion Retail Academy
    Do you need proof of your ability to use English to study at graduate level or to work in a professional environment? Do you want to show yourself that you have reached a high level of competency in your new language? ‘Cambridge English: Advanced’ (CAE) is an internationally recognised in depth test of English language skills. for people with C1 level English skills or above. This course will develop your language skills and prepare you for the test.
    Full fee: £759.00
    Senior fee: £759.00
    Concession: £759.00

  6. ESOL level 2 (reading and writing)

    Course Date: Tue 20 Feb 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    You have a good level of competency in all areas of your English. You can express yourself accurately in speaking and writing, can read newspapers and understand most televison and radio. This upper-intermedate to advanced course will enrich your vocabulary in both formal and informal English, enhance your grammar and prepare you fully for the demands of work and study in the UK. There will be reading and writing exam in July.

    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: £339.00
    Senior fee: £271.00
    Concession: £68.00

  7. ESOL entry 2 (reading and writing)

    Course Date: Tue 20 Feb 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Can you have some short conversations and read and write simple emails? This elementary course will help you learn more vocabulary and grammar so you can talk, read and write about more interesting subjects and make fewer mistakes. In July, there will be reading and writing exams.

    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: £299.00
    Senior fee: £239.00
    Concession: £60.00

  8. English pronunciation: stage 1

    Course Date: Tue 10 Apr 2018 (and 6 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: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £189.00

  9. English pronunciation: stage 2

    Course Date: Tue 10 Apr 2018 (and 3 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: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £189.00

  10. ESOL: preparing for level 1

    Course Date: Tue 10 Apr 2018 (and 1 other date)
    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

  11. Pronunciation and self-presentation for speakers of other languages

    Course Date: Wed 11 Apr 2018
    Location on this date: EC Euston
    Work on the voice to achieve greater confidence, develop your presentation skills and work towards tension-free sound in both your own language and English.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £115.00

  12. ESOL entry 1

    Course Date: Wed 11 Apr 2018 (and 1 other date)
    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: £169.00
    Senior fee: £135.00
    Concession: £34.00

  13. English pronunciation: stage 3

    Course Date: Thu 12 Apr 2018 (and 1 other date)
    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: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £189.00

  14. Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE)

    Course Date: Sat 14 Apr 2018
    Location on this date: EC Euston
    Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE) qualification shows the world that you have reached an exceptional level of English. It the ultimate proof that you can communicate with the fluency and sophistication of a highly competent English speaker and that you have the level of English required to work or study at a top level. This course will both develop your language skills and provide you with the preparation needed to pass the exam.
    Full fee: £539.00
    Senior fee: £539.00
    Concession: £539.00

  15. Conversation and pronunciation (entry 3)

    Course Date: Mon 16 Apr 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Do you want to sound more English, improve your listening and speak more fluently and confidently? This course will help your English conversations at home, at work and with friends, and help other people understand you better.

    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: £119.00
    Senior fee: £95.00
    Concession: £24.00

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