Welcome to learning English in Somerset

Are you looking to learn or improve your English?

There are friendly Conversation Clubs as well as English courses for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) across the county. Many of them are free or very low cost to learners.

CHARIS support refugees, asylum seekers and non-English speakers to learn English at six Welcome Hubs in Bridgwater, Frome, Minehead, Taunton, Watchet, Wells and Yeovil, funded through Somerset Council. Bruton and Wiveliscombe also offer a warm welcome to refugees and provide informal English groups.

Colleges provide ESOL Courses for speakers of English as a second language, where you can improve your speaking and understanding in English, as well as writing and reading. You will gain a qualification and some courses at Level 1 and 2 include a Functional English Skills qualification.

Somerset Diverse Communities run friendly Conversation Clubs for women only in Yeovil, Taunton and Glastonbury who want to learn some English and make friends.

COMING SOON: An interactive map to find ESOL courses near you.

Consultation

What do you think?

We are currently asking learners, course managers and teachers about any gaps in provision and difficulties that learners face when trying to access an appropriate course.

Please tell us what you think here:

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Closing date for our online survey 8th March

Thank you. This will help inform plans for support for English courses across Somerset.

Please use Google Translate or email carriec@somersetrcc.org.uk for a translation in your home language.

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