Supporting with learning English, one of the key elements of integration into UK society, in order to encourage self-sufficiency and enhance access to opportunities
RETAS continues to see increasing numbers of service users needing significant support with their English, which has led to us running a programme of ESOL classes, from Pre-Entry level to Level 1.
ESOL stands for English for Speakers of Other Languages which highlights the targeted way in which we deliver these classes for our service users.
These classes are run by qualified ESOL teachers who are experienced in teaching English as a foreign language. They are often assisted by learning support assistants, many of whom can also support students by acting as interpreters.
These English classes aim to support with the crucial language skills which support learners to have greater confidence and thus a stronger ability to integrate with the local community.
We also provide extra learning opportunities in the form of conversation classes, IT classes and classes centred around orientation and integration such as 'Feeling at Home' and 'Steps to Settlement'.
We also run IELTS classes for those wanting to gain this qualification needed for work or study.