Not being able to speak English well prevents refugees and migrants from getting a job and from moving on in life. We want to improve this situation. Learning English is vital, it enables people to:
• Understand the systems and the new culture
• Access health and other services
• Get jobs
• Move into higher skilled work
• Support their children’s education
• Feel safe in their local area
• ecome part of local communities
• Contribute to London’s life
These classes are designed for non-native speakers of English to improve their language skills in order to cope with everyday life in the UK.
Zeynep Sevim comment below demonstrates just how empowering having access to ESOL classes can be!
‘My name is Zeynep. I come from turkey. I am married and I have one child. I like reading books and going with my child on school trips. I am going to join a library. I came to the UK in 2001, because I wanted a better life. I came here with my husband. My daughter was born in the UK. I am now altogether happy. ESOL classes been useful to my life because when I go to the GP, sometimes with an easy problem, I don’t need to use a translator. Thank you to my ESOL class and teacher.’ Zeynep Sevim
This drop in is for people who need free, independent, impartial, confidential and reliable advice around a range of areas from benefits, Universal Credit, tax credits, debt, housing and homelessness and employment rights.