Would you like to learn English?

REACH is a project funded by the Welsh Government to help anyone in Wales wanting to study English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) at college. REACH+ centres are located in Cardiff, Newport, Swansea and Wrexham and provide one central point of contact for anyone wishing to access ESOL in these cities.

To apply for REACH+ ESOL please complete one of these forms:



Welsh Refugee Council also offer a variety of online and face-to-face informal English classes. If you would like to join either our face-to-face class or online groups, please fill in this form.

English Classes Timetable


Day Time Type of Lesson Location Teacher Contact
Tuesday 09.30 – 10.30am Grammar & Culture Online  Marie Class Registration Form
Friday 09.30 – 10.30am Grammar & Culture Online  Marie Class Registration Form
Friday 10am – 1.30pm Beginner to Intermediate Level Cardiff Office Dr Mike Chick 0808 196 7273


Free Online Resources – External Links

Welsh Refugee Council is not responsible for the accuracy and update of the information below:

  • Home | AILEM (ailemapplaunch.org) -The free language app for refugees and asylum seekers, made by refugees and asylum seekers. Learn English for free, for Arabic, Pashto, Dari, Ukrainian speakers.
  • British Council – Learn English through videos, listening activities, texts and grammar exercises for ESOL learners at every level.
  • Future Learn – Future Learn courses are free and start at various times of the year, but you can pay for the assessments if you wish.
  • Learn English– Discover new work and study opportunities worldwide with a range of online English courses designed to improve your English speaking and writing skills.
  • Basic English 1: Elementary An excellent, free course beginning in April 2020. Learn basic English for everyday situations and improve your listening skills with this online course.
  • Basic English 2: Pre-Intermediate – Develop your English for use in different everyday situations and build more confidence in your listening skills.
  • Exploring English: Language and Culture – This course for learners of English looks at British culture and examines English in use to help you improve your language skills.
  • English Pronunciation in a Global World– Free course beginning in April 2020. In this course, you will improve your English pronunciation skills and learn about speaking English in today’s globalised world.

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Pronunciation support

Phonemic chart

Listening practice

Reading practice