Difficulty speaking English increases an individual's chance of being in poverty by 4%.

Improving language skills can reduce isolation, lead to further learning, volunteering and work opportunities and increase independence and self-confidence.

The UK online centres network has a number of local UK online centres ideally placed to support people in their local community to develop their English skills, helping people to improve their life chances.

Many use the English My Way website, a website to help tutors with English language learning, while others signpost their learners to other local ESOL provision and support them on their journey.

If you’re part of an organisation, one of our specialist ESOL centres, or are simply interested in providing ESOL in your community, take a look at our resources below.

Join the ESOL Network

Log in and visit the Specialist Network home page to join the ESOL Specialist Network. Please note, there is currently no funding attached to this specialist network, although there may be in the future.

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