Supporting refugees in South Wales

USW has worked with the Welsh Refugee Council to improve access to free, quality English classes for forced migrants in the area.

With waiting lists that could be up to a year long, the University worked with the Welsh Refugee Council to establish a programme of classes that were delivered by students on the University’s TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) courses, alongside voluntary qualified language teachers.

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Dr Mike Chick: “The decision to approach the Welsh Refugee Council with the idea to collaborate on providing language classes has led to the most gratifying and satisfying times of my career. We have helped so many asylum seekers during their first weeks in Wales, many of whom have escaped war and persecution and are now desperate to contribute to a society that is offering them safety from harm.”

For more information, visit the USW website.



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