English Classes


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. This is a drop-in session. You don't need to register.


Conversation Café

Wednesdays 11:00 - 12:30

Each week we talk about a different topic. This term we will be talking about: clothes and colours, weather and seasons, daily routine, food and drink, cooking, shopping and Christmas.

You can join online via Zoom or come in person. This group is suitable for students at Entry 2 level or higher. It is not suitable for beginners. Please fill in the registration form here


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 28th November 2022