Our English Language Programme is designed to help learners to integrate better into the local community by developing their language skills. We provide a positive and encouraging learning environment.
Learners are taught by Level 5 qualified and ESOL tutors with specialist knowledge of the issues refugees and migrants face.
We also offer an on-site creche for the young children of our learners. This enables parents to concentrate on their learning without the distraction of managing young children. Our creche team leader has many years of experience of successfully running childcare and children’s activities with disadvantaged families in Sudan, Lebanon, Finland and the UK.
Emphasis on Integration
Lessons are planned to help learners to live independently by developing functional language skills for real-life situations like; accessing transport, shopping, healthcare and customer services. Our teaching programme incorporates topics related to integrating into UK society such as:
- making appointments,
- going shopping,
- using public transport and
- accessing healthcare.
At times some learners cannot regularly attend classes because of poor health, learning difficulties or caring responsibilities. We provide these learners with access to 1-2-1 learning so that they can continue to learn English as a tool for independence and integration.
We offer online teaching as well as classroom lessons. We regularly review this mix of learning and aim to provide the best combination of learning possible.
One participant said:
“Finding a job made me feel happy because I want to depend on myself for income and to be a good example for my children as they are growing up. Working rather than relying on state aid gives me and my family more stability and is helping me to feel more integrated and hopeful for a better life.”