Hugh Baird College in Bootle is offering free English classes to Ukrainian adults and their family members who find themselves displaced to the Liverpool City Region.
The English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) classes will help with linguistic obstacles and reading, writing and listening. Learning these skills aims to make it easier for the refugees to feel more at ease and less isolated whilst staying in the UK.
The free ESOL classes are available to all Ukrainian adults and their family members supported through the UK government’s ‘Ukraine Family Scheme’ and the ‘Ukraine Sponsorship Scheme’.
A spokesperson from Hugh Baird College said:
“Our region has a proud history of showing solidarity to those in need and, as a college at the very heart of the community, we feel this is the right thing to do.”
“Our successful ESOL programme has helped thousands of asylum seekers settle into UK life. It’s horrifying to imagine what Ukrainian refugees have endured over the past weeks – this is our small way of showing our support.”
Those who want to find out more and apply for the free ESOL classes can visit www.hughbaird.ac.uk/esol, call 0151 353 4444 or email firstname.lastname@example.org