English for speakers of other languages

Our English for speakers of other languages (ESOL) courses are designed to give you the skills that you need to participate in everyday life. These language programmes aim to increase your knowledge so that you can confidently communicate with others.

When and where?

At the Bromley by Bow Centre

Who is it for?

Our classes are open to all and are free to access.


07393 019810


What you’ll be doing

A lady in a headscarf sitting in the Bromley by Bow garden reading an ESOL booklet

Whether you’re a complete beginner or you have some English language skills, our classes are there to support you to improve your speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills. All our classes are free to join. Through our English language courses learners can improve their communication skills and employability skills, develop their connections with other people, and access further help and support as needed.

You can choose from a range of ESOL courses, including Creative Arts ESOL and Employment focused ESOL. We run classes from Pre-Entry to Entry Level 3 and offer accreditation on selected programmes.

Call or email us to find out more and join in.

Our stories

Rebeka, ESOL teacher

“I’m proud to have been involved with the Centre for 24 years. It has changed my life and helped develop my skills”.

Read Rebeka's story