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

Wed 18 Apr, 18:00-20:00, Library

Mon 23 Apr, 12:00-14:00, Library

Wed 25 Apr, 18:00-20:00, Library

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

    Course Date: Mon 23 Apr 2018
    Location on this date: EC Euston
    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 pronunciation courses run by our drama department.
    Full fee: £139.00
    Senior fee: £111.00
    Concession: £28.00

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

    Course Date: Thu 26 Apr 2018
    Location on this date: FRA - Fashion Retail Academy
    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

  3. ESOL and film level 1-2

    Course Date: Sun 29 Apr 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Love film? Develop your English through watching and discussing a variety of film clips. Improve your listening skills and your vocabulary. Extend your range of expression, learn how to give opinions, write and present reviews and become a film critic at the same time.

    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

  4. English pronunciation: stage 1

    Course Date: Tue 10 Apr 2018 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: EC Euston
    Are you a non-native fluent speaker of English? Do you want to improve your pronunciation? Join us to 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

  5. English pronunciation: stage 2

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

  6. English pronunciation: stage 3

    Course Date: Thu 12 Apr 2018
    Location on this date: EC Euston
    Through conversation and reading aloud a variety of texts, we will pinpoint those pronunciation worries still to be addressed. Designed for people who have completed stages 1 and 2. Tutor: David John Gwillim.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £189.00

  7. English for business (level 2+)

    Course Date: Mon 16 Apr 2018
    Location on this date: FRA - Fashion Retail Academy
    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

  8. Academic writing in practice (level 2+)

    Course Date: Mon 16 Apr 2018
    Location on this date: FRA - Fashion Retail Academy
    Improve your writing skills within the context of academic study - in particular essay writing, planning, interpreting statistics for reports and note taking. Learn how to research your writing, read effectively, structure your writing and develop arguments with evidence. Develop your paragraphing, linking, and writing of introductions and conclusions. Essential for anyone with English as a second language who is currently studying or who wants to.

    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. Grammar in practice: upper intermediate (level 1-2)

    Course Date: Mon 16 Apr 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Unsure when to use present perfect or past perfect? Is reported speech still causing you problems? Do you need to practise your conditionals? Join this course and put your grammar into practice. Gain confidence through fun exercises, speaking practice and writing tasks. Aimed at students with a good intermediate level of English - level 1 and above.

    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

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

    Course Date: Wed 18 Apr 2018
    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

  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. Grammar in practice: advanced (level 2+)

    Course Date: Wed 18 Apr 2018
    Location on this date: FRA - Fashion Retail Academy
    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

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