Essential skills

We offer courses in ESOL, English, maths and digital skills. You can improve your speaking, listening, reading and writing and your computing and digital skills. We run courses from beginner to advanced – for those who can write only a few words to those who are going to university, for those who are new to computing to those ready for ECDL level 3.

Got a question? Call 020 7492 2511 or email [email protected] for ESOL & English, [email protected] for maths and [email protected] for digital skills and computing.

You can also call us on 222-66-889-99 Monday-Friday between 10am-5pm.

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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. Grammar workshop

    Course Date: Thu 10 May 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This course provides a supportive workshop environment for you to explore issues of grammar and style in your own writing. This workshop is particularly geared to anyone who is not confident with their writing and is writing within a professional, academic or creative context.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £91.00

  4. 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

  5. English pronunciation: stage 2

    Course Date: Thu 12 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 1

    Course Date: Fri 13 Apr 2018 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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: £151.00
    Concession: £115.00

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  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. 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

  12. Improve your spelling

    Course Date: Thu 26 Apr 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    I before E except after C? Practise or practice? If you have struggled with spelling then this is the course for you! It will help you understand and apply spelling rules and use different memory techniques to make spelling easier.
    Full fee: £0.00
    Senior fee: £0.00
    Concession: £0.00

  13. Brush up your grammar

    Course Date: Wed 9 May 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This course aims to help you master the basics of English grammar, become more confident in explaining grammar and help you analyse the grammar of your own writing. Do you have questions about sentence structure and punctuation in your writing? Are you a parent who wants to help your children with their homework? Are you a primary school teacher expected to teach your pupils grammar children when no one ever taught you? Have you had trouble learning a foreign language because you don’t understand the grammar of your own language? If so, this course is for you.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £79.00

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