One of the ways we help Sanctuary Seekers in Manchester is by signposting to English classes here in Manchester. We hope the below is useful to you. Please beware that this information does change, make sure you contact the provider directly to check the times.
Examples of Conversational English classes:
The Oasis Centre, Gorton www.oasisgorton.org
Victoria Park Fellowship www.victoriaparkfellowship.org
Levenshulme Inspire www.levenshulmeinspire.org.uk
Alexandria Library www.alexandrialibrary.co.uk
ESOL provision for adults in Manchester
Manchester Adult Education Service is providing Skills Funding Agency (SFA) funded ESOL courses in 11 locations across Manchester from Pre Entry to Level 1.
The Manchester College is providing SFA funded ESOL courses in 4 locations from Entry 1 to Level 2.
The Workers’ Educational Association is providing SFA funded ESOL courses in 5 community locations in Manchester from Entry 1 to Entry 3.
The Talk English project is providing DCLG (Department for Communities and Local Government) funded volunteer taught ESOL courses for Pre Entry learners and a range of activities, Talk English cafes and informal learning opportunities for beginner learners.
ESOL provision in other parts of Greater Manchester
Colleges and adult learning providers in other Greater Manchester authorities also offer ESOL provision for adults.
Trafford College: https://www.trafford.ac.uk/adult/english-maths
Bolton College: https://www.boltoncollege.ac.uk/adult-ESOL
Salford College: https://www.salfordcc.ac.uk/adult/esol-2/
Bury College: https://www.burycollege.ac.uk/adultcourses/courses.aspx
Bury Adult Learning: https://www.bury.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=10651
Oldham College: https://www.oldham.ac.uk/courses/
Oldham Lifelong Learning: https://www.oldham.gov.uk/downloads/file/96/focus_on_lifelong_learning
Hopwood Hall College (Rochdale): https://www.hopwood.ac.uk/courses/parttimecourses.aspx?Criteria=all&Ref=ESLL1ESDR1
Stockport College: https://www.stockport.ac.uk/course-search-results/?tax_course_discipline=languages-esol&tax_course_length=&tax_course_level=&tax_course_location=&search_query=&wpas=1
Tameside College: https://www.tameside.ac.uk/Pages/skillsforlife.aspx
Tameside Adult & Community Learning: https://www.tameside.gov.uk/adultlearning/prospectus/essentialskills
Also Talk English courses and Talk English activities are available in the following areas of Greater Manchester: Salford, Bolton, Trafford, Stockport, Bury
For all SFA funded courses (run by MAES, TMC and WEA) learners must meet the Skills Funding Agency eligibility criteria.
Asylum seekers need to have been in the UK in the asylum process for a minimum of 6 months to be eligible.
Some SFA funded ESOL courses are specifically for people who are actively seeking work and in receipt of Job Seekers Allowance or ESA WRAG.
Talk English courses and activities are open to all, including asylum seekers at any stage of their asylum claim.