How can you begin to rebuild your life if you can’t communicate with your neighbours?

Being able to speak English helps refugees and asylum seekers integrate into our community. From accessing work to building relationships with their neighbours, ESOL learning (English for Speakers of Other Languages) helps overcome isolation and enables migrants to begin to improve their lives.

ICN runs ESOL courses from Pre-entry level to Level 1.                                                                   

The levels are:

  • Entry 1 =  Beginner
  • Entry 2 = Elementary
  • Entry 3 = Pre-intermediate
  • Level 1  = Intermediate

Each course has two 2 hour lessons per week.

Classes at ICN are from 9.15 a.m. to 11.15 a.m. and 11.30 a.m. to 13.30 p.m.

There is a small charge for lessons, but asylum seekers not receiving benefits or financial support can learn for free.

ICN also runs women’s ESOL classes at St Luke’s Church, Winton. These classes are run with a creche, allowing women to bring their little ones with them when they come to study.

Classes at St Luke’s Church are from 12.45-2.30 p.m every Monday and Tuesday.

How to enrol

Phone ICN on 01202 589395 to get a date and time for your assessment and registration.


ESOL Classes - Term Dates

  • Spring Term 2022
    Monday 10th January to Friday 8th April
  • Half-term
    Monday 21st February to Friday 25th February
  • Easter Holiday 2022
    Monday 11th April to Friday 22nd April
  • Summer Term 2022
    Monday 25th April to Friday 15th July
  • Half-term
    Monday 30th May to Friday 3rd June

Refugees arrive seeking stability in their lives. ICN gives immigration advice and support through our registered service.


Women and families programme

Leaving your friends and family behind can lead to isolation. We’ve created opportunities for women and children to improve their literacy and build a network of friends.


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