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Since last September, the beginners’ English class has grown.

Students from a range of African and Middle Eastern countries now make up the average Monday morning attendance of 12-15. The class, taught by qualified teachers, has been developing language skills in speaking, listening, reading and writing – with an emphasis on the practical daily use of English. Students are very motivated and are developing impressive levels of confidence in their use of the language. They work well together, are friendly and mutually-supportive. Further provision is available from colleagues on Mondays and Thursdays for students requiring one-to-one, small group and more advanced English.

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The ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) department has been expanding. We now have three teachers and one teaching assistant, with three regular weekly classes running: on Mondays a literacy class and a beginners’ class, and on Thursday ‘English for Jobs’ followed by individual help with IT and CVs .

The classes are very popular and at the moment all have waiting lists. The English for Jobs course starts again in January and will be taking on new students then. As well as this we continue to offer individual one-to-one lessons and help people to find courses in other centres.

Fortunately there are still a few such places willing to accept students without papers or benefits, who are normally barred from entering FE and adult education colleges. Geography is another challenge, as many of our visitors live far from Central London and cannot afford to travel into town to study. Luckily there are still a few centres where transport costs can be reimbursed. Relationships are also being developed with other charities that offer employment advice.

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Notre Dame Refugee Centre

5 Leicester Place, London
WC2H 7BX

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16 Leicester Square, London WC2H 7LE

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Phone: 020 7440 2668

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