ESOL Courses

We generally have several ESOL courses and conversation groups running at St John’s at various levels, in association with the Workers’ Educational Association (WEA).

In April and May 2024, the WEA will be starting two new courses here:

  • Entry 1 Writing (accredited)
  • Get Ready for Entry 1 Reading (non-accredited – an accredited Reading course will follow in September)

If you would like to join one of these courses, please email [email protected] or contact the Centre to arrange an assessment. Please note that these courses are only open to people who are not working.

We also have our open access, volunteer-led groups, which are free and open to anyone at any level.

  • ESOL Group – Monday 1-2.30pm during school term time
  • Discover Manchester – Friday 10-11.30am during school term time

For more information about our ESOL classes and groups, please email [email protected] or call 0161 872 7795.

The WEA are also 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.

You can also contact the Trafford ESOL Service for an assessment, and information about other ESOL classes in Trafford borough.

We are always looking for volunteers to help in our ESOL groups – if you can speak and read English well and would like to help, please contact Claire Trivino at [email protected] or call 0161 872 7795.