English Classes

for asylum seekers and refugees in Birmingham


** We will be closed from Monday 22nd - Friday 26th July **

** We open again on Monday 29th July **



Informal English classes at St Chad's Sanctuary

Fun with English!

Mondays 2:00 - 4:00

Have fun, make new friends and learn English. All levels welcome. 


Formal English classes at St Chad's Sanctuary

We are not accepting new applications for our formal classes at the moment.

If you use the Telegram app you can join our "Study English" Telegram channel (https://t.me/scsesol) and we will let you know when we are registering new students. We will also share information about other English courses in Birmingham.


English classes at college

 You should be able to attend college if:

  • you are an asylum seeker and have been in the UK for more than 6 months
  • you have already received Leave to Enter (LTE) or Refugee status, even if you arrived less than 6 months ago

Please click here for information about the colleges in Birmingham and how to apply for an ESOL (English) course.


Other places in Birmingham where you can learn and practise English

There are some other organisations in Birmingham that offer English classes, conversation groups and other activities for asylum seekers and refugees.

Click here for more information.


Websites to help you learn English

There are lots of websites to help you learn English. Click here for more information.


This page was last updated on 23rd May 2024