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Learn English

It can be very difficult to learn a new language but there is help for you on the internet and in the community.  Being able to understand English is really important for most jobs and to make sure you make the most of living in Bristol and the UK


There are many ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) courses that you can do in Bristol to help you with your English.

Below are links to different organisations that can help you start learning English.

Easton Learning Zone provides ESOL and numeracy training for refugees, asylum seekers and other ESOL students.  94, Stapleton Rd & 230 Stapleton Road, Easton, Bristol, BS5 0RB.  Telephone: 0117 941 4114

You may be entitled to free ESOL courses if you are a jobseeker. See more about this in the Working in Bristol section.

See more information about support for English for Speakers of Other Languages and Refugees.

You can also learn English through private language schools in Bristol.

Below is a link that will direct you to a list of Language schools in Bristol.

If you are moving to Bristol with good English language skills you could think about taking a course in Maths, an access course for Higher Education or evening classes for pleasure.

Follow the link below to see courses and to apply.

Bristol University has also begun to offer scholarships to help Migrants and Asylum seekers to study for a degree in Bristol.

For more information follow the link below.


You will need a valid passport to come into the UK and it will need to be valid for the duration of your visit and visa. It will also be something you may need to