English for Speakers of Other Languages - supporting arrivals from Ukraine

Address

1 Charnwood Street, Derby, DE1 2GX.

Details

An English course for people with little or no English language skills who would benefit from pre–entry to entry-level-one support. Those eligible are adults over 19 years old who are not in employment and not actively seeking employment.

This is a non-accredited course which does not involve formal qualifications.

Unfortunately, this course is not available to asylum seekers.

How to book

Contact Tazim Fayaz by email at tazim.cet@hotmail.co.uk or phone 01332 332335.

Address

Various locations.

Details

The course formats are::

  • three times per week (180 hrs)
  • twice a week (150hrs)
  • once a week (90 hrs).

Courses run from September to July. Offer a mixture of exams and own learning goals, depending on individual needs. Courses are free for learners who are unemployed, looking for work and receiving JSA, or receiving universal credit. No charge where learners’ salary is below £17K per annum. Otherwise the fee is £4 per hour.

All the courses are currently taking place online, however after lockdown hoping to move back to centres at Derby Multicultural Centre, Rycote Centre, Village Learning Centre and Allen Park.

How to book

Visit the Derby Adult Learning Service website, or contact Pati Zimnicka by:

Address

St James Centre, Malcolm Street, Derby, DE23 8LU

Details

Lexis for 16 to 18 year olds offers two programmes for all levels of ESOL at The Roundhouse: One programme is a full-time foundation language programme which includes ESOL, maths and Essential Digital Skills which runs for 35 weeks from September to July. The other programme is a full- time ESOL-only programme which runs for 12 weeks and starts in September, January and April.

Part-time adult ESOL takes place at the St James Centre and Southgate Retail Park with six hours of learning per week.

It is free for people who:

  • are unemployed and receive JSA, ESA, Income Support or Tax Credits
  • asylum seekers in receipt of NASS support provided they have been in the UK for at least 6 months
  • students earning below £17K are also free and

Students below £20k but more than £17k may apply for aid.

Otherwise, the cost of the programme is £200 per 12 week term.

How to book

To book Lexis:

To book anything else:

Address

St Chads Centre, 1-3 St Chads Street, Derby, DE23 6RS

Details

One-to-one and small group classes for those who want to learn quickly. We take students from beginner to advanced for as many hours a week as they would like.

£25 per hour for one-to-one classes, £20 for 90 minutes for small group classes.

How to book

Email enquiries@derbylanguageschool.com or call Michael Gladwell on 07814 660545

Address

Bosnia Herzegovina Centre, 99 Curzon Street, Derby, DE1 1LN

Details

Provision is free for asylum seekers and refugees. Face-to-face classes are available:

  • Beginner's English: Mondays at 10.30am
  • English conversation: Mondays at 1pm
  • Improver's English: Tuesdays at 2pm
  • English: Thursdays at 2pm

How to book

Email DRAC2@hotmail.co.uk or call Ruth Long on 01332 347497.

Address

St Anne's Church Hall, Whitecross Street, Derby, DE1 3NE

Details

English sessions take place on Thursdays from 10.45am to 11.30am.

Informal English conversation is also on offer from 9.30am to 12.30pm on Thursdays during various activities such as music tuition, yoga and sorting.

How to book

Contact Julie James by emailing jujums77@tiscali.co.uk or calling 07790 900017.

Alternatively, contact Steve Cook by emailing stevecooke@mail.com or calling 07881 615750.

Address

Various locations

Details

ESOL for Integration Fund provides free courses for people who have low level English skills (pre-entry or Entry 1). It is primarily aimed at people who cannot access SFA or public funded provision, are aged 19+ and are not in employment or education.

There are approximately ten courses per term in various settings, such as adult learning centres, primary schools, churches and mosques.

How to book

Ask at Derby Multicultural Centre's reception or contact Kate Rumbell by emailing katerina.rumbell@derby.gov.uk or call 07823 829036.

Address

119 Osmaston Road, Derby, DE1 2GD

Details

FEE provides ESOL classes in partnership with the Derby Adult Learning Service on following days and times:

  • Mondays from 12.30pm to 2.30pm
  • Thursdays from 10.30am to 12.30pm
  • Fridays from 12.30pm to 2.30pm

How to book

Contact Farhad (Coordinator)

Contact Lesia (contact for Ukrainian refugees)

Address

97C Empress Road, Derby, DE23 6TF

Details

Free ESOL (Pre-entry to E3) every Thursday morning.

How to book

Email jemderby@yahoo.com or call either:

  • Patrick Boateng on 07557 148957
  • Rex Panti-Amoa 07904 344775

Address

101 Peartree Road, Derby, DE23 6QB

Details

Free English and Maths for 19 years and above, for:

  • applicants who receive JSA, ESA, income support or tax credits
  • asylum seekers in receipt of NASS support (as long as they have been in the UK for at least 6 months)

How to book

Contact Reehan Sadiq:

Address

Council House, Corporation Street, Derby DE1 2FS

Details

Informal help to improve your reading, literacy and conversation skills is held on Wednesdays at Normanton Library, 10.30am to 12.30pm. Please book in advance by phoning 01332 642640.

See the In Derby website for details about our Covid measures.

How to book

Call 01332 642640.

Address

Council House, Corporation Street, Derby DE1 2FS

Details

Informal help to improve your reading, literacy and conversation skills is held on Mondays at Riverside Library from 10am to 12.30pm.

See the In Derby website for details about our Covid measures.

How to book

Phone 01332 641702.

Address

17/19 Lowerdale Road, Derby, DE23 6WY

Details

Come and learn English in fun safe environment every Tuesday at the Rosehill Children's Centre. There are limited spaces available, so please book in advance. There is also a creche available for children.

How to book

Contact Mary Rowland:

Address

Trinity Baptist Church, Green Lane, Derby, DE1 1RZ

Details

Free pre-entry and beginner classes held Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday mornings. For details, see the Upbeat Communities website.

How to book

Email hello@upbeatcommunities.org or call Elliot Cooper on 07967 028179.

Address

The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby, DE1 3HB

Details

A variety of fun and friendly adult education courses which run across the city and county. These include ESOL, employability and skills, and community learning. We are based near Five Lamps, Derby.

How to book

Visit the WEA website or phone Rachael Clark and Carole Rawson on 01332 291805.