Support for English learners
Due to the ongoing situation with coronavirus (Covid 19), Welsh Refugee Council have had to temporarily suspend all our face to face English classes until further notice.
However, we are delighted that we are able to offer classes online through Zoom during this time for asylum seekers and refugees in Cardiff and Swansea. You will need access to Whatsapp.
To ask about joining a class click on the link below to send us an e-mail
Monday 10 am – 12
Tuesday 10 am – 12
Wednesday 10 am – 12
Thursday 10 am – 12
Friday 10 am – 12
Tuesday 4:30 pm – 6
Thursday 4:30 pm – 6
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
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.
Dictionary with pronunciation
Regular verbs – ed in past tense
https://www.esl-lab.com/intermediate/ (Intermediate level)
https://www.esl-lab.com/difficult/ (Advanced level)
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)
Links for University preparation
An Intermediate Guide to Writing in English for University Study (Just started but you can join now)
Improve your academic English skills further, learning about critical analysis, using sources, avoiding plagiarism and more.
Learn how to use English for study at university or college and develop your writing skills, vocabulary and grammar.
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.
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/