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Free Face to Face English Classes (ESOL) for Refugees and Asylum Seekers:

If you want to improve your English and you are a refugee or are seeking asylum, you are welcome to come to one of our English classes. You do not need to register/enrol before you come – just come along on the day.

Here is the information about class days and times. You can just come along and join a class and you do not need to register before the class:

17th April - 26th May

Free Online English Classes (ESOL) for Refugees and Asylum Seekers:

17th April - 26th May

  • You can download the Zoom app on your phone/tablet/computer through this link: . You can then use the Meeting ID and Password to join a session. This is the best way to use Zoom
  • If you don’t have the app, you can just join a class through a Direct Web Link (this will take you through the Zoom website)

To receive the Zoom links and passwords for these sessions, passwords for these sessions, please email Julie Umarova at [email protected] or send a WhatsApp to Leicester City of Sanctuary. We are not posting links and passwords to these classes online. This is because we want to keep these classes safe for our students.


We also offer: 

OET Classes - these are for qualified refugee medics who have their IELTS 6.0 and need to receive  IELTS 7.0 as a part of GMC registration.

Sanctuary Library - we have books that you can borrow during our lessons.

Full-time academic English classes - these are for students at intermediate level or above who want to study English at university. Find out more here .


For updates about class days and times, please check this website: