Penrith And Eden Refugee Network

Penrith and Eden Refugee Network

English Classes

for Asylum Seekers and New Refugees

People who arrive in the UK from Ukraine, or from Syria or Afghanistan on the resettlement programme, are provided with formal English classes that are recognised by government as essential to making a new life here. However, asylum seekers are excluded from all statutory provision of education until they have been in the UK for 6 months. Asylum seekers are on destitute support, not permitted to work and are victims of the hostile environment. In response to this situation, PERN set up English language classes. These are volunteer-led and take place twice a week on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. As well as learning, the English classes provide a place of welcome, friendship, solidarity and practical support.

Class information:
Every Tuesday and Wednesday
St John’s Church, Close St, Carlisle, CA1 2HA
Class 10.00am to 12.15pm (doors 9:45am)
Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced classes available
To see this information in other languages please click here.
Please click here to contact us if you would like to find out more. You do not need to book a place to attend – you can just turn up.

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