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ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) Advice Sessions

1 Reading Lane,
E8 1GQ
Telephone: 020 8820 7043


Who we are...

The Hackney Learning Trust offers courses in English for speakers of other languages (ESOL). These courses are for people who speak English as a second or other language and want to improve their skills in speaking, listening, reading and writing.

What we do...

You can register for an ESOL course by attending a drop-in advice session. 

A teacher will check your English speaking, listening, reading and writing and then help you to find a class which fits around you. Morning and afternoon classes are available.

Sessions run from the last week of September to the last week of June each academic year.

There are no advice sessions during school holidays and the sessions are closed for 4 weeks from the second week of December each year.

Record Last Updated on: 22/01/2020

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Session Information

Advice Sessions are held weekly - Tuesdays 1pm
Please check our website for the latest session information

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Who is eligible?

To be able to join a Hackney Learning Trust course, you must:

  • Be 19 years old or older and be a UK or EU National or
  • have a current Visa to live in the UK and have been resident in the UK or EU for the past 3 years or
  • Be a Refugee or Asylum Seeker or
  • Be a dependent of a UK or EU National or Refugee
  • You do not need to be in receipt of income-based benefits to join
  • You must have a National Insurance Number, unless you are an Asylum Seeker

Referral required?


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What to do if you have a complaint

If you have any feedback about the service you received – something you like or are not happy with; then do talk about it with the worker or manager in the service, so that they can look at how they deliver their service.

If you have a situation that you are still not happy about then you can raise it formally as part of the London Borough of Hackney complaints procedure; click here for more information.

How to Get Here

Buses: 30, 38, 55, 106, 236, 242, 253, 276, 277, D6

Train: London Fields, Hackney Central, Hackney Downs

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