ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages)

ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) 2018-11-21T11:17:17+00:00

Would you like to improve your English? CALAT offers courses in ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) for people who are settled in the UK, want to improve their English language skills, and gain nationally recognised qualifications.

Our qualified teachers will help you with your English for everyday life, you will study in a friendly, safe environment, meet new friends, gain confidence and learn employability skills.

At CALAT we can help you improve your English to help you continue your studies at college or university, improve your job prospects, or move on to a vocational course.

We can help you get the most out of living in the UK.

We offer classes for:

  • Pre-entry (beginners)*

  • Entry 1*, Entry 2* and Entry 3*

  • Level 1* and Level 2*

  • Functional Skills Entry 3 and Level 2

How to apply: To register you will need an email address. 

ESOL classes are free for learners seeking employment and receiving Job Seekers Allowance (JSA), ESA (WRAG) or other means-tested benefits. Courses run for 50, 70 or 110 hours per 10 week term.

The hourly fee for learners who work, or are not on benefits, will be £5.25 per hour. However, for those working and on a low income we offer a substantial discount on our fees. Please ask for an Access Fund form at reception or during assessments.

All learners are assessed and advised before they join a course. Please bring your passport or National ID Card, proof of benefit (if applicable), National Insurance Number, and payment for the course (if applicable).

ESOL classes run at all our centres throughout the week and on Saturdays at Strand House


Enrolling NOW for Spring Term starting January 2019!

Central Croydon*

Please come to CALAT reception at the Clocktower to get the next available appointment.

Thornton Heath*

Please come to Strand House, Zion Road CR7 8RG at one of the following times:

Monday 10 December 10am to 12pm, 1.30 to 3.30pm

Wednesday 12 December 4.30 to 7.30pm

Thursday  13 December 10am to 12pm, 1.30 to 3.30pm

New Addington*

Please go to Calat, New Addington Library, 61 Central Parade, CR0 0JD,  on:

Thursday  6th  December (10am to 12pm)

Thursday 13th December (10am to 12pm)


Tuesday 11th December  (10am to 12pm)

(*bring your passport, proof of benefit, and/or the last three month payslips).

We offer Advanced EFL Cambridge CAE/Proficiency and IELTS courses if demand is high enough. For details and to register your interest, please use our contact form here.