Do you need to learn English or improve your reading, writing, listening and/or speaking skills? Our English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) courses will develop your understanding and use of English to help you communicate with ease.

Our ESOL course teachers will help you learn and enhance your grammar and vocabulary for work, study and home life. Whether you’re new to the English language, or would just like to improve your existing skills, studying an ESOL course at CONEL College will give you the confidence to communicate with friends and employers and enjoy life in the UK.

Not sure if an ESOL Course is right for you? We can help you decide.

Our ESOL courses

At the College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London, we offer a variety of ESOL levels: Pre-Entry level, designed for complete beginners that have no English skills, Entry Level 1, 2 and 3 and Level 1.

Here at CONEL, we run ESOL courses in:

  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Speaking
  • Listening
  • Skills for Life

Our courses are run at different times during the year and are taught at two superb centres in North East London, in Tottenham and Enfield.

The benefits of studying an ESOL course in London

  • Studying an ESOL course with us promotes an outstanding integration of equality and diversity into learning

You must be resident or permanently settled in the UK.

Before you start the course you will need to complete the initial assessment so that we establish your level and then enrol you on the best course for you.

Just book an assessment or drop in during our Open Day on Mondays

Please bring your passport/ID.

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Katerina Postol

Katerina was a passionate and enthusiastic student who motivated those around her to learn, contribute and excel. She passed all her ESOL exams while also studying Functional Skills in Maths...

Emanuela Martinaj

Emanuela passed all her ESOL exams while also studying Functional Skills in Maths. She worked hard and blossomed during her studies and exuded a real passion for learning. Dedicated and...

Mahad Yusuf

Mahad’s dedication and motivation to improve his English made him a fantastic role model to his peers. His teachers commended him for going the extra mile to improve literacy and...

Said Adan Warsame

Said’s commitment to improving his English has enabled him to communicate effectively in the community and given him greater independence. He was praised for his dedication and motivation in developing...

An Van Pham

According to his tutors, An was an exemplary student who came on in leaps and bounds in his English in a remarkably short space of time. He truly enjoyed learning...

Artur Ahmati

An excellent learner, Artur progressed quickly and was described by his teachers as remarkable. Alongside his education he worked as a volunteer for the Ben Kinsella Trust. This year Artur...

Kristina Vorontsova

Kristina improved her English skills in a very short period of time passed all her exams and Functional Skills in Maths. She was recognised by her tutors as a positive...

Vergil Vergilov

Vergil’s commitment and enthusiasm saw him pass all his ESOL exams. Originally from Bulgaria, he was described as an enthusiastic and positive student who is always looking to expand his...

Rukhsar Stanikzai

Rukhsar is from Afghanistan and passed her ESOL course with flying colours. Throughout the year she was extremely dedicated to her studies and undertook extra work to increase her English...

Alijan Sohrabi

Afghan student, Alijan, showed huge determination to improve his English skills and pass his exams. He was an enthusiastic and positive student and was nominated for a Jack Petchey Achievement...

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Sebastian Roque

I have been studying ESOL courses for the past year. I always offer support to my fellow students and try to do well in my assessments. I’m really happy in the College – I enjoy the courses and I meet a lot of very nice people.

Sebastian Roque ESO Speaking, Listening and Reading Entry 3

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Entry Level

This level will help you to develop general skills and improve your confidence if you do not have any experience or GCSEs. It will improve your basic reading, number skills and English language skills

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Level 1

This level will give you a good basic knowledge and understanding of the subject area. This level will develop your functional skills and give you some work experience.

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Level 2

This level will give you a deeper understanding of the subject area. This is a good level of education for employment and will improve your problem solving skills and increase your resourcefulness. This level is often the minimum requirement for employers.

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Level 3

This level gives you a thorough and developed understanding of the subject area. This level will give you experience in problem-solving, managing a workload and adapting your skills to achieve your objectives. This level is the minimum requirement when applying to universities and is the preferred requirement for most employers.

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Level 4 and Above

This level involves extensive studying and can help to make you a specialist in your field of learning or work.

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