Ideas on ESOL during Covid19

Use WhatsApp and Facebook groups to set small tasks. Topics could include giving suggestions to others about how to keep healthy and well (both physically and mentally) during this challenging period.

Other apps for face-to-face contact with clients/learners:



Google Hangouts


Resources: Online learning from the British Council

The British Council also has courses through

FutureLearn is a great site with lots of other resources. These include the following. You can search on FutureLearn by title for the next run dates:


Basic English 2: Pre-Intermediate

King’s College London

Develop your English for use in different everyday situations and build more confidence in your listening skills.


Basic English 1: Elementary

King’s College London

Learn basic English for everyday situations and improve your listening skills with this online course.


English for Academic Study

Coventry University

Prepare to study at university, explore the qualities of a successful student, and learn key vocabulary in an academic context.


Writing in English for University Study

University of Reading

Develop English writing skills to help you succeed at university with this flexible program of online courses.


An Intermediate Guide to Writing in English for University Study

University of Reading

Improve your academic English skills further, learning about critical analysis, using sources, avoiding plagiarism and more.


A Beginner’s Guide to Writing in English for University Study

University of Reading

Learn how to use English for study at university or college and develop your writing skills, vocabulary and grammar.


English Pronunciation in a Global World

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

In this course you will improve your English pronunciation skills and learn about speaking English in today’s globalised world.


Understanding IELTS: Techniques for English Language Tests

British Council

Improve your English and prepare for tests, such as IELTS reading, writing, speaking and listening, with this free online course.


Exploring English: Language and Culture

British Council

This course for learners of English looks at British culture and examines English in use to help you improve your language skills.


Learn English

Discover new work and study opportunities worldwide with a range of online English courses designed to improve your English speaking and writing skills.


English for Academic Purposes: a MOVE-ME Project Course

Università per Stranieri di Siena (UniStraSi)

Develop the language skills you need to study in English and make the most of European student mobility programmes.


Research Writing: How to Do a Literature Review

University of Wollongong

Learn how to write a strong literature review with this course designed for research students, at any level, in any discipline.


Inside IELTS: Preparing for the Test with the Experts

Cambridge Assessment English

Learn about the skills you need for IELTS Academic on this free course from Cambridge Assessment English, the makers of the test.


Learning English for Academic Purposes: First Steps

The Open University

Develop the academic language and study skills you need to learn in English at university.


Listening and Presenting: Learning English for Academic Purposes

The Open University

Improve your listening and note-taking skills, plus your understanding of academic vocabulary, then create your own presentation.


Writing an Academic Essay: Learning English for Academic Purposes

The Open University

Improve your academic reading, vocabulary and study skills and gain confidence in writing academic essays in English.


Study UK: Prepare to Study and Live in the UK

British Council

Be prepared for university study in the UK by familiarising yourself with UK culture and higher education.


Study Skills for International Students

UEA (University of East Anglia)

A course looking at key skills that international students need in order to be successful at a UK university.


Understanding Language: Learning and Teaching

University of Southampton

An introduction to some key concepts in the effective teaching and learning of languages.