Diversity House informal ESOL was set up as result of requests from the participants of our Work Club, many who are clients of the local Job Centre Plus. Initially, we were referring our service users to Kent Adult Education for ESOL lessons. However, those who are looking for employment but needed to improve their spoken and written language skills asked that we create an avenue for them to learn whilst networking outside a formal and regimental classroom base4d environment.
Our informal ESOL is now core to our ‘Get Britain back to Work’ scheme as it is representative of people with diverse backgrounds. We have received immense support locally and particularly form the local Job Centre plus to promote this program to the community. This is an 8 week programme that helps to improve confidence of participants.