English For Action (EFA London) provides participatory English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) courses for communities across London.
What we do
We believe that language skills canenable people to have a social, economic and political voice, and that better and more ESOL provision fosters greater confidence, community and capacity for action. We also know however that language is not a silver bullet and we need to bring about structural change to create a more equal society. Our vision is of a London where people are fully able to participate in and help create a just and equal society, regardless of where they are from.
At English for Action, we:
– Provide participatory, action-orientated English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) classes for migrants across London.
We aim to reach those who may miss out on mainstream ESOL courses due to waiting lists or cost, or other access issues, and ensure migrants can access participatory ESOL classes and community organising opportunities that equip them to bring about change.
English for Action was launched in 2006. The first lesson took place at the London School of Economics to students from the London Citizens Workers Association. We have been fortunate to lead over 9,000 classes to date, for over 3,500 migrants across London, in addition to sharing our participatory ESOL pedagogy with over 900 practitioners across the UK through our trainings, conferences, and Community of Practice.