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English Classes
ESOL & IELTS

Scroll to the bottom of the page for ideas and links to online sources to practice English at home (thanks to Refugee Employment Network).

REACH+ at Cardiff and Vale College

Cardiff and Vale College, One Canal Parade, Dumballs Road, Cardiff. CF10 5BF

Tel: 029 2025 0271

https://reach.wales/en/where-can-i-study---new/cardiff

Email: reach@cavc.ac.uk

ESOL Hub. If you would like to study English and work towards ESOL qualifications, and you are a Refugee or dispersed Asylum Seeker, you can register with Reach+. Register online to get assessed and start learning!

ACE Cardiff @ Butetown Pavilion

Butetown Pavilion, Dumballs Rd, Cardiff, CF10 5FE

Tel: 029 2047 1241

https://acecardiff.org.uk/

Email: hello@acecardiff.org.uk

 

Monday, Wednesday & Friday from 9:30am to 11:00am

Women Only English Classes with Creche. 

ACE Cardiff @ Grange Pavilion

Grange Pavilion, Grange Gardens, Grangetown, Cardiff, CF11 7LJ

Tel: 07889 838327

https://grangepavilion.wales/events/english-classes-ace-cardiff/

Email: admin@grangepavilion.wales

Tuesdays from 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Fridays from 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Women Only classes. No need to book, just go along to learn English in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere.

Butetown Community Centre

40 Loudoun Square, Butetown, Cardiff. CF10 5JA

Tel: 029 2048 7658

https://butetowncommunitycentre.mystrikingly.com/

Mondays from 11:00am to 12:15pm during term time.

Chai & Chat, Women's Conversation Group. 

F.A.N. (Cardiff Friends and Neighbours Groups)

http://www.thefancharity.org/

Various venues, days and times around Cardiff. See website for more info.

An informal way to improve your English conversation skills and meet new people!

'Friends' with The Bay Church

@ Ebenezer Chapel, 208 Corporation Rd., Grangetown, Cardiff. CF11 7AY

Tel: Salomi 07848 743625

Coffee, Cake & Conversation

Fridays from 9:00am until 11:30am 

A group run by volunteers from The Bay Church providing a time for anyone to chat and enjoy free coffee and cake.

Grangetown Baptist Church

129a Clive Street, Grangetown. CF11 7HP

https://grangetownchurch.org/

Separate Women and Men's English Classes

Thursday and Friday from 10:00am to 11:15am in term-time.

Learn English for free – speaking, reading and writing. Beginners welcome. Free childcare provided.

Highfields Church

Highfields Church, Monthermer Road, Cathays, Cardiff. CF24 4QW

Tel: 029 2065 0740

http://www.highfieldschurch.org.uk

Women's English Conversation Class:

Monday and Tuesday from 10:00am to 11:00am in term time.

Women's Literacy Class (for women who can not read or write in any language):

Monday and Tuesday from 10:00am to 11:00am in term time. 

Improve your English in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Creche available for 0-4 year olds.

Oasis

69B Splott Road, Splott, Cardiff. CF24 2BW

Tel: 029 2046 0424

http://oasiscardiff.org/esol/

Email: info@oasiscardiff.org

Drop-in Entry Level English Classes:

Monday

Women Only ESOL at 10:00am)

Intermediate/Entry 3+ ESOL at 1:30pm

Tuesday

Beginners/Entry 1+ ESOL at 10:15am and 11:30am

Intermediate/Entry 3+ ESOL at 1:30pm

Wednesday

Beginners/Entry 1+ ESOL at 10:15am and 11:30am

Intermediate/Entry 3+ ESOL at 1:30pm

Thursday

FAN Group (Conversation) at 10:15am

Beginners/Entry 1+ ESOL at 11:30am

Storytelling/ESOL at 1:30pm

Friday

ESOL conversation at 10:15am and 11:30am

Online ESOL - please email laura@oasiscardiff.org with your WhatsApp number to register.

For pre-entry classes and for IELTS courses, please contact Laura.

Riverside Community Development Centre

Brunel St, Riverside, Cardiff. CF11 6ES

Tel: 029 2022 0309

https://www.srcdc.org.uk/

Email: info@srcdc.org.uk

Women's Chat - Wednesday from 12:30pm to 2:30pm

in the activity room at Riverside Warehouse, 56 Machen Place, Riverside. CF11 6EQ

Salvation Army

Corporation Rd., Grangetown, Cardiff. CF11 7AY

Tel: 029 2064 0714

https://www.salvationarmy.org.uk/cardiff-grangetown

Fridays from 10:00am until 11am - Women only beginners English class

Women's English class followed by a women only F.A.N. group.

Space4U

St. German's Church Hall, Star Street, Adamsdown, Cardiff. CF24 0JY

http://www.space4ucardiff.co.uk/

Email: cardiffspace4u@outlook.com

Mondays from 12:30pm to 2:00pm - Entry level ESOL

Thursdays from 12:30pm to 2:00pm - Entry level ESOL 

Tel: 07708 677865 to book

Student Action for Refugees - STAR

St. German's Church Hall, Star Street, Adamsdown, Cardiff. CF24 0JY

https://www.cardiffstudents.com/activities/society/star/

Thursdays from 5:30pm to 7:30pm during term-time only.

STAR is a project of Space4U. An opportunity to socialise and practice your English conversation with students from Cardiff University and Atlantic College.

Welsh Refugee Council

120-122, Broadway, Adamsdown, Cardiff. CF24 1NJ

Tel: 029 2048 9800

https://wrc.wales/about-welsh-refugee-council/learn-english-esol/

Email: education@wrc.wales

Monday

1:30pm to 2:30pm - Grammar with Marie - online

Tuesday

9:30am to 10:30am - Grammar & Culture with Marie - online

Friday

9:30am to 10:30am - Grammar & Culture with Marie - online

10:00am to 12:00pm - Beginner to Intermediate with Mike - at WRC office.

Click on the link to register: https://forms.office.com/r/DE3xeAgYHK

Welsh Refugee Council can provide advice and support about educational opportunities including: 

ESOL/English (Entry 1 ---> Level 2), Further Education/College, Higher Education/University, Community & Online Learning, Vocational Training & WSOL/Welsh. Email education@wrc.wales for more information.

Ideas and links to online sources to practice English at home

(thanks to Refugee Employment Network).

Listen to the radio:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds
Listen to music and read the words to the songs:
https://www.musixmatch.com/
Watch English Language TV
To get subtitles, press the Subtitles button (may also be shown as SUB) on the remote control of your digital box or TV. Press the Menu button and then follow the on-screen options until you reach options for language and subtitles. 

Apps
https://translate.google.co.uk/
http://www.duolingo.com

https://helloenglish.com/

Websites
Beginner

http://www.englishlearner.com/beginner/

http://a4esl.org/

https://esol.britishcouncil.org/content/learners
http://www.manythings.org/e/easy.html
http://www.esolcourses.com/uk-english/beginners-course/unit-1/unit-1.html
http://www.esolcourses.com/content/topicsmenu/elementary.html
http://www.esolcourses.com/vocabulary/beginners.html
http://www.esolcourses.com/uk-english/beginners-course/unit-1/the-alphabet.html
http://www.englisch-hilfen.de/en/
https://elt.oup.com/student/englishfile/?cc=gb&selLanguage=en
http://www.talkenglish.com/
https://www.usingenglish.com/teachers/

Higher Level
https://esol.britishcouncil.org/content/learners
http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02pc9tn/episodes/downloads
https://www.ted.com/ (can click for subtitles)
http://www.esolcourses.com/content/topicsmenu/pre-intermediate.html
http://www.esolcourses.com/content/topicsmenu/intermediate.html
http://www.eslcafe.com/students/
https://www.thoughtco.com/esl-4133095
http://www.breakingnewsenglish.com/easy-news-english.html
https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/cambridge-english-ielts
https://www.journey2english.com/ from £3.75 a month
http://www.perfect-english-grammar.com
http://www.englisch-hilfen.de/en/
https://elt.oup.com/student/englishfile/?cc=gb&selLanguage=en
http://www.talkenglish.com/
https://www.usingenglish.com/teachers/
https://www.cambridgeenglish.org/learning-english/index.htm

Citizenship Test
http://www.lifeintheuktestweb.co.uk/


IELTS
https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/understanding-ielts
https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/cambridge-english-ielts


Book
http://ilsclasses.com/Essential%20Grammar%20in%20Use.pdf Booklet of ‘Murphy’s Essential Grammar In Use’’

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