‘WELCOMING THE STRANGER’ – ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages)

Since 2001, when the first asylum seekers came to Wolverhampton, we have welcomed them into the community.

We started providing ESOL lessons to those most in need – thanks to Sr Margaret Walsh IJ who now runs St Chad’s Sanctuary in Birmingham.

At Hope Community we are very fortunate to have some very dedicated volunteers, who still provide ESOL on a 1:1 basis.

Sessions are tailored to individual needs and co-ordinated by our wonderful volunteers.