ESOL Classes

Title of the project/ Program ESOL Classes
Town/City Cardiff, Wales, UK
Implementing institution/organization Welsh Refugee Council
Scope of target group/Group size Eight classes a week that are accessed by around 100 service users a week.
Innovative elements Successful work in the partnership with the University of South Wales. Students in their final year of studying TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) as part of their assessed teaching practicum deliver ESOL classes to refugees and asylum seekers.
Why is this project considered good practice? The sessions are an important learning opportunity, for both the student teachers and the learners.

ESOL classes has been awarded Inspire Award for Community Project of the Year 2016.

Objectives To improve access to free quality English classes for refugees and asylum seekers in the area
Key activities ESOL classes for the refugees and asylum seekers
Expected results
  • Raised awareness in local communities with local people, in order to change perceptions about refugees and asylum seekers
  • Improved language proficiency of refugees and asylum seekers
  • Empowered refugees and asylum seekers enabled to seek for job, access support services and integrate into local community
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