ESOL for Employability is specialist English language learning to help refugees transition into employment.   

Confident senior African American female therapist discusses something during a support group meeting.

Our ESOL for Employability provision is unique.  By combining employability, ICT, and ESOL learning it helps the refugees and migrants on our RISE and Inspiring Families programmes overcome the barriers they face to securing sustainable employment. 

Learners get tailored 121 tuition with a qualified tutor. Our tutors work with learners to develop an individual learning plan that improves skills and confidence in speaking, listening, reading and writing skills linked to career aspirations.  

Tuition is delivered weekly in one-hour sessions, with additional group sessions to compliment individual learning. Learners with additional or more complex barriers to employment receive further support from our RISE and Inspiring Families employment programmes.  

All of our ESOL provision has a strong emphasis on individualised learner progression and is guided by the following principles: 

  • Appropriate to each learner 
  • Initial assessment to establish learners starting point 
  • Identification of learning objectives 
  • Recognition and recording of progress during the programme 
  • End of provision review of progress and achievement 

Conversation Club  

Our weekly Conversation Club provides extra support for our ESOL learners to improve their English language skills with a professional tutor, in an interactive, fun, social environment. Conversation club engages learners in purposeful conversation on topics related to living in the UK, careers, and culture. In 2020, 75 learners took part in the Conversation Club.

Every year, as part of Conversation Club, we run Discover London, a four-week programme of cultural heritage and language learning, culminating in an event each December.  Discover London is a chance for learners to showcase their skills and talents through performances and presentations.  Find out more about Discover London 2020

Rebecca Simpson