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ESOL NI – E-zine September 2023

*For full details, contacts and web links please refer to the ESOL NI E-zine main PDF document attached to this email*

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Opportunities to ESOL learners in Northern Ireland


  • English language classes – list of informal (non-accredited) community-based provision:


Please see attached to this E-zine (as a Word document) the list of classes being delivered mainly by churches and other community-based organisations. With thanks to Angela Russell and Johanne Martin for capturing and compiling the information.


·         STEP Ukraine – English classes and employment support online:

Further details – E-zine document attached.

Signup link to STEP Ukraine here.


Please do reach out to World Jewish Relief if you want to discuss the programme: step@worldjewishrelief.org


  • Belfast Met – Learner Support Fund (Hardship)

Further details – E-zine document attached.

If you are 18 years of age and have exhausted all other available sources to you and feel that you require further financial assistance with any of the following categories, please apply.

  • Course Fees
  • Additional Living Costs (Full Time Only)
  • Travel Costs
  • Books and equipment costs (essential/required)
  • Childcare Costs

Term 1 Closing date will be 22nd December 2023.

To ensure you are assessed for full entitlement we advise applying a soon as possible.  If you would like to get in touch email studentfunding@belfastmet.ac.uk

Please note:  The above funding has strict residency requirements, please see Terms and Conditions for more information about Residency eligibilityUnfortunately, Asylum Seekers are not eligible for this fund.


  • Survey for the Commission on the Integration of Refugees


Further details – E-zine document attached.

Please encourage all categories of ESOL learners to respond!

The survey will close around mid-September and is available in 11 languages.



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