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 downloadable resource contains detailed information on the types of English classes available, the key issues for Community Sponsorship Groups when supporting refugees to access English classes, and advice on how your group can support language learning.

You can also download our resource for tips to learning English created by Migrants Organise. Migrants Organise is a platform for migrants and refugees to act for justice and dignity and have acted as a Lead Sponsor for a Community Sponsorship Group in London. Through their work, Migrants Organise provide formal and informal ESOL opportunities for refugees, and have shared their approach to the provision of these for Community Sponsorship Groups to read. 

Download these resources the bottom right of this page.

Community Sponsorship Groups in Scotland may find that the ESOL provision in the nation differs from other nations.  Read our guidance for ESOL in Scotland. 

Last modified
Tuesday, June 1, 2021 - 16:40
Key things to do
  • Research English classes available in your area
  • Plan how you will help refugees to enrol in classes
  • Find out what funding you can access
  • If you are considering providing bespoke classes or private tuition, develop a plan for how you will do this, including: budget, resources, timescale and learning objectives
  • ESOL Briefing for Community Sponsorship Groups
  • Migrants Organise- Community Support for English Learners
  • Migrants Organise- Tips for Learning English