- How the refugee and migrant system works in the UK
- Learning how to learn, focusing on non-literate learners
- Developing online resources for ESOL tutors and learners
- The refugee crisis – working together to provide supportive pathways
Training for ESOL tutors and volunteers
We have a growing programme of continuing professional development (CPD) for ESOL tutors. These opportunities are open to qualified and trainee ESOL tutors and volunteers. They are low cost (£6 for those living or working in Newham) and delivered at Forest Gate Learning Zone.
If you deliver ESOL or work with people learning English, Newham ESOL Exchange has a lot to offer. You can get involved in the following ways:
- Use the online directory and tell others about it.
- Join the ESOL Exchange email list to receive information. Email us: email@example.com
- Come to a meeting: the perfect place to network and learn
Welcome to Newham
Here is our ‘Welcome to Newham pack for recently arrived refugees and migrants. Download your welcome pack here
Interactive online directory
In 2016, thanks to the hard work of our volunteer Ana, we launched our first online directory. This website enables people to easily search for ESOL classes across Newham: www.newhamesolexchange.org.uk
Evaluation of Newham ESOL Exchange
In 2015 UCL completed an independent evaluation of the work of the Exchange that includes evidence of the difference we’re making and suggestions for the future. Read the report here
Setting up an ESOL Class: Good Practice Guide
This factsheet was written because we were often asked how to set up ESOL classes.
Click here to download ‘The good practice guide’.
When do you need English.
A resource for tutors and professionals that illustrates why ESOL matters.
Links to other resources
ESOL – Investing in the Big Society. In 2010 we produced a briefing paper that made the case for supporting and strengthening ESOL provision in the borough.