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!

Butetown Community Centre

40 Loudoun Square, Butetown, Cardiff. CF10 5JA

Tel: 029 2048 7658

https://butetowncommunitycentre.mystrikingly.com/

Chai & Chat, Women's Conversation Group. Every Monday from 11:00am to 1:00pm during term time.

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

Women's English Class

Wednesdays from 10:00am until 11:30am 

A group run by volunteers from The Bay Church providing a time for women to learn English, make friends, have fun and do some crafts.

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.

Heath Evangelical Church

122 Whitchurch Road, Heath, Cardiff. CF24 3LZ

Tel: 029 2061 7738

http://www.heath-church.org

English Conversation Class: Friday from 10.00am in term time.

A safe and relaxed way to learn and practise your English for an hour or two, followed by tea & coffee. The class is held in the lounge upstairs at the one2two coffee shop.  

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.

Improve your English in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. 

Language & Lunch @The Table

The Table Cafe, Pentyrch Street, Cathays, Cardiff. CF24 4JW

Social Media: @thetable1905

 

Friday from 11:30am to 12:30pm during term time.

A place for refugees and asylum seekers to practice English in a relaxed way. 
Free lunch and hot drink provided.

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

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

Beginners/Entry 1+ ESOL at 1:30pm

Storytelling/ESOL at 1:30pm

Friday

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

Please note space is limited to 20 per class and you can only attend one class per day.

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

For pre-entry classes please contact Laura.

Oasis Cardiff also offer IELTS courses, please email gozde@oasiscardiff.org 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

Women's Chat - Thursday 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 11am - Women only beginners English class

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

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

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

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

Thursdays from 5:00pm to 8:00pm 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.

Trinity Centre

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

http://www.trinitycentre.wales/

Email: enquiries@trinitycentre.wales

Tuesday

9:30am to 12:30pm - ESOL drop-in class (Adult Learning Wales)

Wednesday

10:30am to 11:30am - ESOL drop-in class (University of South Wales)

Welsh Refugee Council

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

Tel: 029 2048 9800

http://welshrefugeecouncil.org.uk/

Email: info@wrc.wales

Monday

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

Thursday

10:00am to 11:00am - Grammar & Culture with Chris and Marie - online

Friday

9:00am to 10:00am - Grammar & Culture with Chris and Marie - online

10:00am to 12:00pm - Beginners Literacy with Charlotte at WRC

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. 

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’’