English for speakers of other languages (ESOL)

About this subjectESOL

We offer free English courses for speakers of other languages so that you can study or find work. These include ESOL, English for HongKongers, and English for Ukrainians. These courses are free for eligible applicants.

We offer both face-to-face and online courses. You must complete an assessment to place you in the right course based on your current skill level. Following the assessment, we will provide you with an offer for an appropriate course.

Once you finish your assessments, we will send you a course timetable.

We advise you live within a 30 to 40 minute travel distance from one of our centres so you can attend exams. Our centres are in Camberley, Guildford, Molesey, Sunbury, or Woking. For information about our centres and parking, visit our centre information page.

Only complete the application once. If you need help with your application, please visit one of our centres. Or, email adultskills@surreycc.gov.uk.

(ESOL) English for speakers of other languages

Complete expression of interest form

At Surrey Adult Learning, we provide a wide range of ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) courses. Some of our courses are conducted face-to-face, while others are offered online for added flexibility. Find out what your course will cover in the ESOL course description

English and courses for HongKongers

We offer free English, arts, crafts, wellness and business course classes to HongKongers arriving in Britain on a British Nationals (Overseas) visa.

Courses for HongKongers

Our English for HongKongers classes are currently full. Please complete the expression of interest form for English classes below so we can contact you when courses are available for enrolment. Please complete the English self-assessment form to find out what level course is appropriate for you.

Complete expression of interest form for English

For more information and advice please email: hkenglish@surreycc.gov.uk

English for Ukrainians

Complete expression of interest form

Our English language courses are free for Ukrainian nationals who entered the UK via the Ukraine Family Scheme or the Ukraine Sponsorship Scheme

To attend, you must be a Ukrainian national aged 19 or over on 31 August 2023 and have:

  • a Ukrainian passport endorsed with a 6 month entry stamp from the UK Border Force;
  • a biometric residence permit (BRP) showing the applicable 'Ukraine Scheme' leave; or
  • documents from the UK Home Office showing proof of your immigration status.

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