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English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) courses


If English isn't your first language, our courses will help you to develop your communication skills for everyday situations. You will have the opportunity to work with students from many different countries: you'll make new friends, boost your confidence, learn how to read, write and speak clearly in English.

Contact us to register for a place.

You will be asked to complete a short assessment to help us place you on the right course. You will be asked to provide photo ID, proof of residence status in the UK/EU and any previous ESOL certificates you have. This helps to make the enrolment process easier. A fee may apply subject to eligibility.

VenueDayTimeStart dateNo. of Weeks

The Witham, Barnard Castle, DL12 8LY

Wednesday and Friday

9.30am - 12.30pm

Flexible12/24/36

The Hub,
Bishop Auckland, DL14 7NX

Thursday and Friday

9.30am - 12.30pm

Flexible12/24/36
Alington House,
Durham, DH1 3ET
Tuesday (classroom) and Thursday (online)Tuesday 1.00pm - 4.00pm and Thursday 9.30am - 12.30pmFlexible12/24/36
Alington House,
Durham, DH1 3ET
Wednesday (classroom) and Thursday (online)Wednesday - 9.30am - 12.30pm and Thursday 1.00pm - 4.00pmFlexible12/24/36
Alington House,
Durham, DH1 3ET
Tuesday (classroom) and Wednesday (classroom)Tuesday 9.30am - 12.30pm and Wednesday 1.00pm - 4.00pmFlexible12/24/36
The Sjovoll Centre,
Durham, DH1 5BL
Wednesday (online) and Thursday (classroom)Wednesday - 9.30am - 12.30pm and Thursday 9.30am - 12.30pmFlexible12/24/36
The Sjovoll Centre,
Durham, DH1 5BL
Wednesday5.30pm - 8.30pmFlexible12/24/36
Seaham Learning Suite,
SR7 7JE
Tuesday and Wednesday1.00pm - 4.00pmFlexible12/24/36
One Point Hub,
Stanley, DH9 0TE
Monday (classroom) and Wednesday (online)1.30pm - 4.30pmFlexible12/24/36

Online

Thursday and Friday

1.30pm - 3.00pm

Flexible12/24/36

Community Interpreting

Do you speak English and another language?  If you are thinking of becoming an interpreter and either wish to pursue a career in interpreting or provide voluntary help in your local community then contact us for a free initial assessment and further information.

VenueLevelDayTimeStart DateNo. of Weeks
Salvus House, Durham, DH1 5TSLevel 1Tuesday9.30am - 2.30pm4 October 20227
Salvus House, Durham, DH1 5TSLevel 2Tuesday9.30am - 2.30pm10 January 202324

 

Contact us
Durham Learn
03000 266 115
Our address is:
  • Durham County Council
  • Crook Council Offices
  • Crook
  • County Durham
  • United Kingdom
  • DL15 9ES