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Buckinghamshire Ukrainian Community Support Network Event: Helping Ukrainians Improve English Language Skills

Helping Ukrainians improve their English language skills: Bucks Ukraine Community Support Network

More than 1000 people who fled the Russia-Ukraine war have settled in Bucks, but many of them have limited English. Transition into a new life in the UK is very challenging for refugees and English language is the key to settlement.

Learning English is not just getting new words; good language skills help people “start a new life” together, feel safe in new homes, feel that this is their home. People that can’t speak the language have difficulty expressing themselves, have less chances to find a good job that matches their skills and previous work experience.

Many communities are involved into supporting Ukrainian refugees to better their English.  Charities and language schools are giving free English lessons to help Ukrainian refugees settle in the UK.

Hear from local community group Better Connected Beaconsfield about how  it has organised language support, from Ukrainian refugee Tanya Pantielieieva about her experiences teaching the primary children, and from Helen Gillespie, ESOL Co-ordinator at Buckinghamshire Adult Learning about the courses they offer.

Join our 3rd Round Table network event where you will:

  • Hear about ways to give practical and emotional support to Ukrainian people who need it now
  • English for cultural integration, building social and community links, and employment prospects
  • Network and connect with other local groups and organisations supporting Ukrainian Refugees
  • Share ideas and information about the support you are providing.

Book your tickets now

Wednesday 27th July, 6-7pm

This event is for community groups and organisations in Buckinghamshire who are supporting Ukrainian refugees, and will be delivered via Zoom.

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0330 236 9350


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