Addressing Language Needs

Experts by Experience: Mohammed's 5 Tips for Learning English Quickly

Learn from Mohammed (in English and Arabic), who was resettled to the UK in 2019, about how he became fluent in English in one year
This resource is available to download in Arabic from the bottom right hand side of this page.  Mohammed’s Experience Mohammed attended sch

Covid-19 and ESOL

Resources to help refugees continue learning English during the Covid-19 pandemic
Since the Covid-19 pandemic began, many ESOL classes have transferred to online platforms or been put on hold. Even as some ESOL c

ESOL Briefing for Community Sponsorship Groups

A detailed document to help your Group create the ESOL strategy that works best for your context
*During the Covid-19 outbreak, ESOL classes may not be going ahead in classrooms.  Speak to local providers for what they are doing* This down

Supporting non-Arabic speaking refugees

Learn how to approach working with refugees who don't speak Arabic
At the time of writing this, resettlement has not restarted, however with each day we are closer to that and therefore closer to the start of the new

Interpreting options

Guidance on the different types of interpreters how you can access and work with them effectively.
There are various different ways you can work with interpreters. You could work with paid, volunteer or bilingual volunteers (who work with the f

Developing Literacy with Refugees

A guide to supporting refugees with a lack of basic literacy skills.
As part of your application, you will have thought through the educational support that you will be offering to a resettled family.  For children

Good practice when working with interpreters

Guidance on how to work with interpreters effectively.
For guidance on the key concerns when working with interpreters read this document. It is designed to help you understand the role of interpreter

Briefing and debriefing interpreters

It's worth planning how you'll be working with interpreters for appointments. Providing an opportunity for briefing and debriefing will be really helpful.
Preparing interpreters for the likely content of an appointment will help them do their job to the best of their ability. It can help them prepare for

Tips for Using Google Translate Effectively

Learn how Community Sponsorship Groups are making the most out of this free app
Part of your Sponsor Requirements in supporting a resettled family is to provide interpretation support for the language spoken by the family for thei