English Language Support for Refugees and Asylum Seekers

The English Language Centre offers free language support to refugees and asylum seekers in the local area.

Who can attend?

Anyone over the age of 18 who is a refugee or an asylum seeker, is able to travel to the English Language Centre to attend classes and has intermediate English skills (approximately a CEFR level B1).

If your English level is lower than intermediate (B1), please click here to see what other support is available to you.

When are the classes?

Monday: 14:20 – 15:50

Wednesday: 14:20 – 15:50

What are the class aims?

The classes aim to build confidence when communicating in English. The focus is on improving knowledge of grammar and vocabulary and practising speaking, listening, reading and writing skills.

Please note this class is not suitable for beginners, you will need intermediate English skills to be able to join (approximately a CEFR level B1).

How many people are in the class?

There is a maximum of 14 people in the class.

Where are the classes?

Classes are held at the English Language Centre in 1-7 Abercromby Square, Liverpool, L69 7WY

Is there a formal qualification at the end of the course?

No, however participants will receive a certificate of attendance if their attendance meets our requirements.

How to join:

Successful applicants can join each week depending on space. All applicants must take a language test to check their level is suitable for the class. The test takes about 1 hour. Grammar, speaking and writing are tested.

Further information:

Telephone: 0151 794 2722

Email: elc@liverpool.ac.uk

Testimonials from students:

"I remember when I arrived in the UK in March, I was so confused and it was really hard to understand people. However, during these 8 months I have really improved my English. All teachers at English Language Centre provided me with great knowledge and experience which now I can use in everyday life living in the UK."
- Olena Posmitna


"The opportunities you've provided for us to learn English in the most effective ways have been truly remarkable. Studying with you for over a year has not only enhanced my language skills but also enriched my life. Your kindness and dedication to the students are highly appreciated. I'm thankful for the knowledge and experiences I've gained here."
-Omer Ahmed


"I'd like to thank the English Language Centre for giving me the opportunity to express my wonderful experience here. I saw great progress during my study period. I didn't just learn the language, I also learnt about British culture. When I started attending classes, I was shy to speak, but thanks to the teacher's skill I became able to speak without fear or shyness. The teacher and the students were like my family due to their kindness in dealing with me and their great professionalism. Today, I can say that the English Language Centre has significantly contributed to shaping my personality, culture, and my English language which greatly helps me in living in Britain."
-Sayed Hasan


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