Meet new friends and develop your written and spoken English!

NILE offers free English classes taught by trainee teachers who are not yet qualified teachers but are learning how to teach English to speakers of other languages as part of the TEFL training programme CELTA*. 

All classes are supervised by experienced teacher trainers.
The classes cover the four skills of Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking, as well as grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation, with a strong emphasis on communication and pair/group work.
Who can attend the free English classes?
To join the free English classes you must:
  • Have an English level between Pre-Intermediate (A2) and Upper-Intermediate (B2) 
  • Be available to attend classes every weekday afternoon throughout the course in Norwich City centre
  • Be at least 18 years old
Free English Classes at NILE, Norwich
Course dates 2021
15th February   12th March
26th April - 21st May
2nd August - 27th August
4th October  - 29th October
Classes run from 2.45 - 4.45pm Monday to Friday


The classes are a great way of learning English language in a relaxed environment and participants often sign up for the next block of classes.

Pop into the office on 78-80 Upper St Giles Street, NR2 1LT, email or ring 01603 664473 to arrange a short placement test and to sign up.

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Please note: The free English classes are not part of a course, and do not lead to a qualification or certificate.
Unfortunately we cannot accept children on these courses.
*CELTA stands for Certificate in English Language Teaching for Speakers of Other Languages, and is the most widely recognized certificate program for teaching English worldwide. CELTA is awarded by Cambridge Assessment English, part of Cambridge University.