Learn English

Do you need help?

Learn English at Home (LEAH) is a charity which has over 100 trained volunteer tutors who help people to learn English language skills in the home or small groups. Our students come from over 30 different countries and speak more than 40 languages. The majority are women with young children.

Anyone who cannot access formal classes and lives in the boroughs of Kingston or Richmond can apply. Here's how it works:

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Make a referral

Tell us why you can't go to college: Do you have a baby at home? Do you have health issues? Is your English very low level?

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Learn English

A volunteer will come to your home to teach you English and when you are ready you may come to one of our small group classes, with creche facilities. 

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Feel more confident

With our help you will learn to telephone the doctor, speak with teachers at school, go to the library, travel on a bus and be more involved in the community.

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Move on with your life

When your English is better you can explore other opportunities like going to college, taking the UK citizenship test, volunteering and eventually employment.

Success stories 

More help to learn English

Here are some useful links to websites with resources you can try and contact details for local colleges.