ESOL courses for Ukrainian Refugees

Free English classes for Ukrainian Refugees

Would you like to learn or improve your English? RHACC are offering FREE classes in July and August for Ukrainian adults, whatever your current skill level. To enrol for an English class you will need to come to an assessment session on either:

Ukrainian Assessment Days

· Thursday 23 June – 1pm to 5pm

· Wednesday 20 July – 1pm to 4pm

· Thursday 21 July – 3pm to 7pm

· Wednesday 31 August – 10am to 2pm

So that we can check your current level of English reading, writing, speaking and listening skills to ensure you are put in the right class. Assessments should last around one hour. Please choose your day and book an appointment for an assessment CLICK HERE.


Coffee and Conversation Mornings

If you or your host family would like more information about courses at RHACC and how we and other organisations can support you, or if you would just like to practise your English, then come along to our Ukrainian Coffee and Conversation Mornings. You can speak to members of staff about classes in a wide range of subjects, or simply enjoy a drink and a chat. You don’t need to book, just come along to the RHACC café on:

· Monday 27 June between 11am and 1pm

· Tuesday 5 July between 11am and 1pm

· Tuesday 12 July between 11am and 1pm

· Tuesday 14 July between 11am and 1pm

· Tuesday 2nd August between 11am and 1pm

· Tuesday 9 August between 11am and 1pm

· Tuesday 16 August between 11am and 1pm

· Tuesday 30 August between 11am and 1pm


FREE Short Course for Volunteers – How to Support the English Language Skills of Ukrainian Arrivals

Are you hosting a Ukrainian family, or interested in volunteering to help those who have recently arrived with their English language skills?

Join our FREE course which will:

· Give an overview of the teaching and learning cycle

· Explore aspects of language which some Ukrainian speakers may find difficult, including getting to grips with Roman alphabet, common pronunciation and grammar issues

· Give an overview of some cultural aspects of Ukrainian life, and how we can help newly-arrived Ukrainians find their feet in British society

· Find out how to volunteer at RHACC, or another community organisation, to help newly-arrived Ukrainians develop their English language skills

· Find out what the next steps would be to become a qualified teacher of English to Speakers of Other Languages


If you have questions about how RHACC can support Richmond’s Ukrainian community, please contact Ian Paine ESOL Programme Manager HERE. 


Partner Organisations

We are looking for partner organisations and volunteers to help us run informal coffee mornings at our Parkshot site where we can put Ukrainians in touch with local services and support and introduce them to life in Richmond. If your organisation is interested in getting involved, please contact Gaynor Bray,

If your organisation would like to use our Parkshot site to host your own event over the summer, please get in touch. We are happy to provide facilities free of charge for organisations giving support for new Ukrainian residents.


Please subscribe to our mailing list if you would like us to send you information about new courses and events.

Please email for more information.