01/02/2021: English at Home is still closed to new referrals.
If you know of a refugee or asylum seeker who is isolated or could benefit from practical support, please look at helpinleeds.com and the new and improved Learning English Leeds website.
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 develop 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 community life.
We support our students to move on to other learning opportunities e.g. English classes or vocational qualifications.
An English at Home match can last anything from 6 weeks to 2 years.
1st February 2021: During the current lockdown we have been focusing on supporting existing learners and volunteers and making sure their extra needs are met. We hope to begin recruiting new volunteers early April so please check back then for details of how to apply and upcoming training. Thanks!