ESOL

Teaching basic English to non-English speakers

ESOL

Our regular ESOL Classes (English for Speakers of Other Languages) are friendly, accessible and inviting.  We not only provide a great environment for learning but an opportunity to build friendships in the process.  They are delivered from the Megacentre, which is 10 minutes walk from Sheffield City Centre or a short walk from Hyde Park Tram Stop.

WHY DO WE PROVIDE ESOL CLASSES?

Help for people who don’t speak English as their first language is often difficult.  Yet speaking English is a vital part of being able to thrive in the United Kingdom.  Without knowing basic English it is difficult to find work, claim the right benefits and support, integrate into the community or even carry our simple tasks like going shopping.

WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT?

We understand that everyone is starting from a different place so we firstly undertake an individual diagnostic assessment for each person.  This helps us to ensure that the learning is at the right level for that person.

Unlike going to college, you don’t have to undertake a qualification when you come to us to learn English.  We will guide you through the four skills or speaking, writing, listening and reading as part of our ESOL learning and support.

The ESOL Classes will help you with everyday situations and are designed to help you to get on in your community or at work.

IS THERE A COST?

We are currently looking for grant funding to enable us to provide our ESOL Classes free of charge.  Until then we are offering our classes at no charge.  If you would like to make a donation to our work we would appreciate anything you feel you can give either as a student or someone who shares our passion for supporting non-English speakers.

Our ESOL Classes are delivered each Monday either between 2-3pm or 5-6pm.  They are open to learners of all ages and abilities.

WHAT ABOUT SAFEGUARDING?

Our team and volunteers undertake DBS Checks (Disclosure and Barring Service) prior to getting actively involved with us to ensure they are suitable to get involved.  We have a Safeguarding Policy which governs our work with vulnerable adults and all staff and volunteers are trained in accordance with this policy.  Our teams carry identification to show that they are authorised and trained to support our clients.

MORE INFORMATION

For more information or to talk to one of our team call us on 0114 213 2070 and ask for our Learning Lounge support teams.