Teaching English to Refugees


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Help parents support their children
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Integrates refugees and their families into the community
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Leads to better job prospects

We promote adult education and community cohesion by offering English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) classes for adult refugees to enable them to integrate into UK society.

Being able to speak English is something British citizens regularly take for granted. It enables people to combat isolation by integrating with the community, as well as to gain an education and work. Speaking English also allows us to buy nutritious meals and food from shops and partake in cultural activities. Through teaching English to refugees we help them to empower themselves.

Case Study: Teaching English to Refugees

By providing refugees and asylum seekers with the opportunity to learn English we help them to gain independence, integrate with the community and increase their job prospects. Parents can then support their children by buying them everyday essentials, as well as starting to live a happy and fulfilled life.

For students with children and few resources we also run an attached crèche facility alongside our English lessons for refugees.

In response to our clients’ needs, this half term saw the introduction of new ESOL classes which will run alongside the regular provision at the Rainbow Club Saturday School. Twelve, mostly Syrian, refugees now attend classes at St Saviours Primary School. This is run in collaboration with The Big Talk project and Westminster Adult Education Services.  We are really excited about offering this new service and the potential for more adult education at the school.

Please note that our ESOL classes are only available for adults with children since they are funded by Family Learning.

Our classes run Mondays and Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

ESOL Application Form