Funded English for speakers of other languages (ESOL) courses are available to Hong Kong British Nationals.
Who can apply?
If you hold Hong Kong British National (Overseas) status or are a dependent of a status holder, funded support is available to help you improve your English.
Funding of up to £800 per adult is available during the period April 2023 - March 2024.
Approved Providers of ESOL Courses for Hong Kong BN(O)s
If you hold British National (Overseas) status and would like to start an ESOL course, we have Approved Providers who deliver the courses, and who will be able to check whether you are eligible for ESOL funding. These providers are:
Abingdon & Witney College
Abingdon & Witney College (Abingdon & Witney) abingdon-witney.ac.uk provide ESOL classes in Oxford, Abingdon, Witney, and Bicester. The classes are part-time and start at various times throughout the year. To contact them:
- Email Becky Green at email@example.com
Activate Learning (Oxford) oxford.activatelearning.ac.uk provide ESOL classes in Oxford. The classes are part-time and are in the daytime or evening. To contact them:
- Go to the webpage Learn English - City of Oxford College
EMBS Community College
EMBS Community College (Oxford and Banbury) www.embs.ac.uk offers ESOL classes in Oxford and Banbury. To contact them:
- You can have a face-to-face/drop-in appointment at one of their centres in either Cowley or Banbury:
- The Cowley Centre is open on Monday – Friday, from 9am to 5pm. Templar Square Cowley Centre, Second Floor, 213b Barns Road, Oxford, OX4 3UT
- The Banbury Centre is open from 9am to 5pm on Wednesday- Friday. Crown Buildings, First Floor, Southam Road, Banbury, OX16 2EX
- Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org Telephone on 01865 776041 or 07737 851962.
WEA (Workers Educational Association
WEA www.wea.org.uk is a National Provider that offer ESOL classes online and at some venues around the UK. To contact them:
- Email Inigo Pradera at email@example.com
- Telephone Inigo Pradera on 07747 790154
Free resources to help you improve your English
For advanced learners
- BBC Learning English - BBC Learning English - Homepage
- BBC Radio - 6 Minute English - Downloads