Support for English learners

Due to the ongoing situation with coronavirus (Covid 19), Welsh Refugee Council have had to temporarily suspend all our English classes until further notice. We are hoping to be able to offer some video lessons in the near future and will update our site as soon as we have more information.

 

However, practising English is very important.

 

We are delighted that we are able to offer classes online through Zoom during this time:

 

Monday 10 am – 12

 

Beginners

 

Tuesday 10 am – 12

 

Advanced

 

Wednesday 10 am – 12

 

Pre-intermediate

 

Thursday 10am – 12

 

Intermediate

 

Friday 10 am – 12

 

Intermediate

 

The following links offer some free resources and lessons which may be helpful (please note these links are external and we are not responsible for information contained on them)

 

British Council courses

 

British Council online courses

 

 

Future Learn courses

 

Future learn courses are free and start at various times of the year. Information about all their course can be found here: https://about.futurelearn.com/about/faq?category=course-sign-up-and-completion

Future Learn courses are free – but you can pay for the assessments if you wish. Some of the Future Learn courses are below:

 

 

Learn English (this link contains all the links to the examples of courses, below)

 

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 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 (started but you can join now)

Develop your English for use in different everyday situations and build more confidence in your listening skills.

 

 

Exploring English: Language and Culture (available now)

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– Excellent, 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.

 

BBC content

 

BBC Learning English

 

For Oromo speakers

 

For Amharic speakers

 

For Mandarin speakers

 

For Gujarati speakers

 

For Marathi speakers

 

For Punjabi speakers

 

For Korean speakers

 

 

For Telugu speakers

 

For Thai speakers

 

 

For Tigrinya speakers

 

 

Learner groups on Facebook

 

 

Pronunciation support

 

Dictionary with pronunciation

http://dictionary.cambridge.org/ 

 

Pronunciation lessons

 

https://esol.britishcouncil.org/content/learners/skills/pronunciation

 

http://www.manythings.org/e/pronunciation.html

 

http://www.learnersdictionary.com/pronex/pronex.htm

 

https://englishinteractive.net/pronunciation.html

 

 

Phonemic chart

 

https://www.englishclub.com/pronunciation/phonemic-chart-ia.htm 

 

Regular verbs – ed in past tense

 

105 Regular Verbs with ED in the Past

 

Speaking

 

https://englishinteractive.net/speaking.html

 

Listening practice

 

https://esol.britishcouncil.org/content/learners/skills/listening-0

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/

 

https://englishinteractive.net/listening.html

 

https://www.esl-lab.com/intermediate/ (Intermediate level)

 

https://www.esl-lab.com/difficult/ (Advanced level)

 

http://www.esolcourses.com/content/topicsmenu/listening.html

 

https://englishinteractive.net/vocabulary.html

 

https://player.fm/series/esol-extras

 

https://player.fm/series/elt-podcast-intermediate-conversations-for-efl-and-esl

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p0836tyb

 

 

Reading practice

 

https://esol.britishcouncil.org/content/learners/skills/reading-3

 

https://englishinteractive.net/reading.html

 

Ronaldo wins another Golden Shoe – level 3

 

http://www.newsinlevels.com/products/boys-broken-neck-level-3/

 

https://web2.uvcs.uvic.ca/courses/elc/studyzone/330/reading/ (Lower Intermediate Level)

 

https://web2.uvcs.uvic.ca/courses/elc/studyzone/410/reading/ (Intermediate Level)

 

https://web2.uvcs.uvic.ca/courses/elc/studyzone/490/reading/ (Upper Intermediate Level)

 

Grammar

 

http://www.learn-english-today.com/lessons/lessons_list.html

 

http://www.eslcafe.com/grammar.html

 

www.manythings.org/b/e/

 

https://englishinteractive.net/grammar.html

 

https://archive.org/details/EssentialGrammarInUse4thEditionByR.Murphy/page/n21/mode/2up

 

http://a4esl.org/

 

http://www.eslcafe.com/quiz/

 

http://www.englishmedialab.com/

 

https://www.engvid.com/

 

Writing

 

https://esol.britishcouncil.org/content/learners/grammar-and-vocabulary/vocabulary-and-spelling

 

https://www.englishclub.com/writing/caps0.htm

 

http://www.english-zone.com/spelling/caps01.html

 

http://eslus.com/LESSONS/SPELL/SPELL.HTM

 

https://englishinteractive.net/writing.html

 

https://uk.ixl.com/

 

 

Links for University preparation

 

 

An Intermediate Guide to Writing in English for University Study (Just started but you can join now)

University of Reading

Improve your academic English skills further, learning about critical analysis, using sources, avoiding plagiarism and more.

 

 

A Beginner’s Guide to Writing in English for University Study

University of Reading

Learn how to use English for study at university or college and develop your writing skills, vocabulary and grammar.

 

 

Understanding IELTS: Techniques for English Language Tests

British Council

Improve your English and prepare for tests, such as IELTS reading, writing, speaking and listening, with this free online course. English practice for University

 

 

An asylum seeker’s blog / message about Corona Virus

 

You may also be interested in this blog from an asylum seeker about coronavirus and anxiety.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Birdw0OIXbc

https://abirking.com/corona-virus-and-asylum-seekers-anxiety-in-the-uk/

 

 

High level education textbooks in a range of disciplines now free to access:

 

You can access a number of higher education textbooks online during the coronavirus outbreak. All 700 textbooks currently on Cambridge Core are now available in HTML format until the end of May.

Free on-line access for CUP books: https://www.cambridge.org/