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) and other providers.

This summer, A&T Training will be starting a 30 week ESOL and Employability course here, which is open to all Trafford residents. Registration for this course will be on Tuesday, 23rd July – find out more here.

In September 2024, the WEA will be holding Entry 1 and Entry 2 courses here. 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

We are grateful to the Postcode Neighbourhood Trust for supporting these groups.

If you would like to join one of these courses, or need more information, you can come to our Open Day on September 10th. If you have any questions before then, please email [email protected] or call 0161 872 7795.

If you are looking for an online course, you can 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. They hold a drop-in session at St John’s Centre from 1-3pm on the fourth Tuesday of every month if you would like to talk to someone in person – no appointment needed.

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.