English is essential for any job or course of study you might want to do in the UK.

Throughout the year, we run many ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) and EFL (English as a Foreign Language) courses that could suit your needs.

If English is not your first language, you can improve your fluency with our ESOL and EFL courses. English is essential for any job or further education and training and we can help you to improve your English-language skills so that you can study, progress in your job, or find work.

You can learn conversational English or study for exams such as IELTS, SELT, Cambridge First, Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE), and the Cambridge English Proficiency (CPE) exam.

You will study all aspects of the English language: speaking and listening, reading and writing, grammar, vocabulary, and pronunciation.

We run courses on a flexible basis with multiple starts each month. Please contact us via the enquiry form to find out more about the next available course in your area.

If you are not a British citizen or you want to extend your visa, we can also help you to prepare for UK Visa Extension and ‘Life in the UK’ exams with our citizenship courses.

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Further details

There are different levels of ESOL classes so when you apply, you will come for an assessment to check which level class would be the best for you to join. You will study all aspects of the English language, including: speaking and listening, reading and writing, grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation.

Courses are part-time, in the daytime or evening.

Courses are divided into three terms and the cost for each term is £260. This might be lower, or higher, depending on your personal circumstances. Please see our funding page for more details.

Oxfordshire

ESOL courses in Banbury and Bicester

ESOL courses in Oxford

Berkshire

ESOL courses in Bracknell and Wokingham

ESOL courses in Reading

Surrey

ESOL courses in Guildford

These courses will help you gain the English skills you need to progress in education or work. Courses are full-time (15 hours per week) or part-time. You will learn in a class of up to 25 students. You will study general and academic English, which includes a one-hour tutorial.

On this course you will:

  • Study all four skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking)
  • Revise and extend your knowledge of English grammar
  • Improve your pronunciation and increase your vocabulary
  • Study with students from all over the world

Activate Learning is not a test centre, but we will help you book your exam. Exam costs are not included in the course fee. Prices for Cambridge exams can be found on the Cambridge Assessment English website.  

Oxfordshire

EFL courses in Banbury and Bicester

EFL courses in Oxford

Berkshire

EFL courses in Bracknell and Wokingham

EFL courses in Reading

Surrey

EFL courses in Guildford

A good IELTS score will help you gain admission to university, higher education HE or employment. If you want to prepare for the IELTS exam or improve your score, then this is the course for you! You will attend once per week and learn in a class of up to 25 students. To enrol, you should have an intermediate (or above) level of English and be aged 16+.

Activate Learning is not a test centre, but we will help you book your exam. Exam costs are not included in the course fee. Prices for IELTS exams can be found on this website: takeielts.britishcouncil.org

We offer short courses to help you prepare for a Secure English Language Test (SELT) or Graded English Speaking Exam (GESE) that you can take at a Trinity College London test centre. These tests are usually accepted for citizenship applications.

Preparation for UK Visas, Citizenship and Settlement: Are you looking to become a British citizen? Do you want to extend your UK visa? We can help you to prepare for UK Visa Extension and ‘Life in the UK’ exams.

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Our courses are accredited by the British Council.

Facilities

You will learn in our well-equipped classrooms at our welcoming colleges. You will benefit from our facilities such as the library, restaurants and more. You may also take part in trips and visits – speak to your tutor to find out more.

My teachers are very professional; they understand how it is difficult for foreigners to improve our skillset and they support us through our studying. Mariyana, ESOL

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