ESOL Courses

We have several ESOL courses and conversation groups running at St John’s, at various levels from Pre-entry up to Level 2, in association with the WEA and Talk English.

In 2019-20 we will have:

  • “Discover Manchester” group – a friendly group for ESOL learners of all levels
  • Reading and Writing Group – for all levels
  • Spelling and Grammar Entry Level 3
  • Talk English – for entry level learners
  • Accredited Speaking and Listening and Reading courses at Entry 3, and Writing at Level 1 and 2.

If you do not know what level you are, then we can offer a free assessment. We can then put you in the right class for you.  Please note that all our classes and groups are mixed.

Our accredited courses have some residency requirements, but our other classes are open to everyone, no matter how long they have been in the UK.

Most of these courses are free to people on means tested benefits, and discounts may be available for people on low incomes (less than £20,000 per year).

The cost of our current accredited courses for learners not on benefits is around £250.

Our Reading and Writing Group and Discover Manchester sessions cost £1 per week (free for asylum seekers), and Talk English sessions are free for everyone.