ESOL Courses

We usually 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.

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.

We will be restarting our volunteer-led ESOL group on Fridays in May. Please contact the Centre if you are interested in this group.

Accredited classes will start again in September 2021.

The WEA are offering online courses – go to to find out what is available.

If you would like to practise your English at home, there are useful resources for all levels of study on the ManchesterESOL website.

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

Accredited courses are free to people on means tested benefits and asylum seekers, and discounts may be available for people on low incomes (less than £18,135 per year).

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