ESOL Courses

ESOL Courses

Our ESOL (English as a Second Language) is programme is intended to provide three significant benefits:

Unlocking migrant capabilities as people develop language and communication skills that will enable them to contribute more to the local community where they liveSaving costs to public services

The classes are delivered in a supported learning environment. The participants are guided through a set of learning tasks and encouraged to support each other through:

Sharing the resourcesAccess to quality assured on-line resources that provide open and collaborative learning

Our courses are delivered by a great team of Volunteer Tutors, who prepare and teach each lesson in different Delivery Teams.

We are currently offering the following online classes:
Absolute Beginners - Monday Tuesday and Wednesday from 9:30 to 10:30Advanced Beginners - Tuesday and Thursday from 11:30 to 10:30Progressors - Monday and Wednesday from 10:00 to 11:00Advanced Progressors - Thursday from 10:00 to 11:00Conversation - Wednesday from 6:30 to 7:30pm

All our classes are taught on Zoom. However, we are working on reopening our ESOL Building, where our participants will also be able make use of a range of good quality language teaching material that has been gathered there, to provide language practice activities for individuals who will be able to visit it for private study, autonomous learning and informal social contact. Eventually, we will provide a blended offer of online and face-to-face courses.

You can register to our courses by filling out our Registration Form and Privacy Notice and email them to If you wish to join our Volunteers Team, please complete the Expression of Interest and send it to the same address.

This project allows those who need to develop their English, plus volunteers who give it time, to facilitating and teaching classes, an opportunity to be made aware of good and best practice in ESOL provision.

An Absolute Beginners Compendium has been developed and volunteers have provided support to the Ozanam Centre in Lurgan, by training volunteers locally and providing use of the compendium. This will be replicated in other areas of Northern Ireland.

The project works closely with the Northern Ireland Refugee Resettlement Scheme (NIRRS), providing newly arrived refugees with language and cultural awareness skills to help them navigate the new landscape.

Nationalities attending and gaining benefit from the sessions include:

Belgian Brazilian Catalonian Czech Eritrean Egyptian French German Greek Iranian Iraqi

Lithuanian Moroccan Nicaraguan Polish Russian Somali Spanish Sudanese Syrian Turkish Venezuelan

For more information please contact:

Claudia Belloni
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