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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.

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
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,
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


Thursday and Friday

1.30pm - 3.00pm


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 2Tuesday9.30am - 2.30pm19 January 202324

Use the DurhamLearn Online Enquiry Form to ask for further information on any of our courses, or alternatively you can contact us by phone or email.

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