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Over 60 ESOL volunteers gathered in Birmingham

Over 60 ESOL volunteers gathered in Birmingham for a forum event to explore ways of increasing voluntary ESOL provision across the region and the UK by working more effectively together.  The aim being to see greater outcomes for refugees; more refugees in work, education and fulfilling their hopes and dreams.

ESOL volunteers gather

ESOL volunteers gather for Forum event

Various sessions were organised by organisations from across the city such as Urban Devotion Birmingham, St Chad’s Sanctuary, Brushstrokes and Birmingham City University.  Volunteers had the opportunity to learn about family learning in ESOL, offering accredited courses and explore some of the challenges we face in the world of voluntary ESOL.

Have you checked out the Welcome Map  for refugees?  Take a look at all of the great things that are going on across our city, get involved, and if you spot anything missing, please do get in touch!  

Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the event and we are excited about what is going to come from this event and the real outcomes for refugees in our wonderful city, region and country.

ESOL volunteers take part in group work tast

ESOL volunteers take part in group work task

If you’re an ESOL teacher or are exploring becoming one, please do get in touch with us at  [email protected] for information regarding future events, training and volunteering opportunities.