What does the English at Home project offer?
English at Home helps people to learn a skill that is vital for everyday life.
We support refugees and asylum seekers who, for reasons of caring, health etc. are currently unable to attend classes. We develops students’ language skills so that they can cope with everyday life and become more independent.
We are committed to promoting cross-cultural friendship and enabling participation in the wider community.
We support our students to move on to other learning opportunities eg English classes or vocational qualifications.
For more information download the referral guidelines
How do I get an English at Home Tutor?
One of them will talk things through with you and work out if this is the right service for you (or the person you’re calling about).
You can then complete an online referral form.
How can I help?
If you are interested in volunteering in future, you are welcome to complete our online application form, and we’ll be in touch when we are in a position to support more volunteers.
English at Home volunteers commit to teaching a one hour weekly lesson for at least six months, there will also be some travel time and a little preparation time (teaching materials are provided). You don’t need qualifications or experience as you’ll receive three days of training. The main things you’ll need are a friendly manner and a genuine interest in teaching English and volunteering with refugees/asylum seekers. We pay travel expenses and you will be well supported.
We are unable to accept volunteers who solely wish to gain teaching experience, or who need a work placement.