English Classes

Please note that many English Classes/ESOL are still not running. 

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!

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!

Grangetown Baptist Church

129a Clive Street, Grangetown. CF11 7HP

http://www.gbccardiff.org.uk

Women's English Class

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

Men's English Class

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

Learn English for free – speaking, reading and writing. Beginners welcome. There is also supervised play for children.

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 11.15am in term time.

Improve your English in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. 

Oasis Cardiff

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

                       Pre Entry ESOL at 1:30pm

Tuesday        Entry 1/2 ESOL at 10:15am and 11:30am

                       Pre Entry ESOL at 1:30pm

Wednesday   Entry 1/2 ESOL at 10:15am and 11:30am

Friday            Pre Entry ESOL at 1:30pm

Oasis Cardiff also offer IELTS courses. Contact or visit for more information.

Riverside Community Development Centre

Brunel St, Riverside, Cardiff. CF11 6ES

Tel: 029 2022 0309

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

Email: info@srcdc.org.uk

Mixed Language Cafe - Monday from 11:00am to 12:30pm at Brunel Street Hall, Riverside, Cardiff. CF11 6ES

Women's Chat - Wednesday from 12:30pm to 2:30pm at Riverside Warehouse, 56 Machen Place, Riverside,

                                                                                                 Cardiff. CF11 6EQ 

Salvation Army

Corporation Rd., Grangetown, Cardiff. CF11 7AY

Tel: 029 2064 0714

Fridays from 10:00am until 11amCURRENTLY CLOSED - watch this space!

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

Space4U

Trinity Centre, Corner of Four Elms Road and Piercefield Place, Adamsdown, Cardiff. CF24 1LE

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

Email: cardiffspace4u@outlook.com

Space4U are currently running Entry level ESOL classes with limited numbers. 

Call to register: 07708 677865

Student Action for Refugees - STAR

Trinity Centre, Corner of Four Elms Road and Piercefield Place, Adamsdown, Cardiff. CF24 1LE

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

Thursday 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

http://welshrefugeecouncil.org.uk/

Email: info@wrc.wales

Due to the ongoing situation with coronavirus (Covid 19), Welsh Refugee Council have had to temporarily suspend all their face to face English classes until further notice.

However, they are able to offer classes online through Zoom during this time for asylum seekers and refugees in Cardiff and Swansea. You will need access to WhatsApp.

To ask about joining a class send an e-mail to  info@wrc.wales 

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. Read more at:
https://www.freeview.co.uk/support/more-about-freeview/accessibility/can-i-get-subtitles-on-freeview.html#EBZ01FYV6KI0AqaE.99

Apps
Beginner Level
https://translate.google.co.uk/
http://www.appbrain.com/app/duolingo:-learn-languages-free/com.duolingo
http://www.appbrain.com/app/hello-english%3A-learn-english/com.CultureAlley.japanese.english
Higher Level
http://www.appbrain.com/app/english-listening/com.speechtech.app.listening
Spelling
http://www.appbrain.com/app/english-spelling-quiz/com.happycatsoft.englishspelling

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/
https://www.cambridgeenglish.org/learning-english/index.htm​

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’’