English Classes

for asylum seekers and refugees in Birmingham


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. 


Conversation Café

Starting on Wednesday 4th October

Come and practise your speaking and listening! Every week we will talk about a different topic. Tea, coffee and biscuits provided! 

Please join our Informal English Telegram channel for updates about Fun with English! and Conversation Cafe.


Online Conversation Club for higher level students (Entry 2 and above)

Wednesdays 11:00 - 12:30

Starting in October

This group will meet every week on Zoom to talk about a different topic.

Suitable for students at Entry 2 level or higher. It is not suitable for beginners. Please register here if you would like to join. 


Formal English classes at St Chad's Sanctuary

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

You can send us an email and we will let you know when we are registering new students again.

If you use the Telegram app you can join our Telegram channel (https://t.me/stchadsinfo) to receive updates about classes from St Chad's Sanctuary as well as information about other events and courses that you might like.


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 15th September 2023