Language empowers. Language creates access, opportunity and possibility.
“Language education matters. In a globalised world, knowing languages and using them effectively enables people to work and study in other countries, to experience and understand other cultures, to build and join networks, make new friendships and fall in love across borders.”
These words are from our statement of purpose and for us, nothing highlights this truth more than the work we do with refugees in the UK.
We support refugee healthcare professionals by giving free access to our online medical English courses and by teaching them to pass the English language tests required to work in the UK.
We support refugees with little or no English by teaching them the language they need to find work and integrate into their communities.
Tuition takes place in SLC’s online classrooms, so enabling our expert teachers to work with students around the country, many of whom cannot get to traditional classrooms because of childcare commitments or inadequate public transport, for example.
While the refugees we work with have incredibly different stories to tell of how they came to the UK, they are united in their wish to settle here, get to know their neighbours and contribute to their communities and the wider nation.
We work in partnership with RefuAid to support doctors and nurses. We
We work in partnership with Maximpact to develop the English of refugees with little or no English so they can integrate into local communities and enter the workforce. We:
Maximpact provide excellent pathways to work, including job applications and interviews with local employers.
As a result, graduates from the programme are now successfully working in hospitality, retail and care.