You have successfully started your first week of work and the vendor at the corner bakery already knows what kind of bread you like for breakfast. You wish to argue political subjects with colleagues during your lunch break or to talk about traditions such as the “evening bread” or the Sunday stroll. This is where an integration course can be helpful: here you can learn English or further develop your English language skills. Together with the other newcomers, find out about English-speaking countries, their traditions, history, and other. And, of course, you have the chance to make new acquaintances.

What is an integration course?

Integration courses consist of a language and an orientation component. They cover everyday topics such as the workplace, shopping, television and radio, and childrearing. Participants learn about dealing with administrative offices, writing emails and letters, and interviewing for a job. You will also learn more about England as a country, from multiple perspectives: culture and politics, living and interacting in England, and the values on which the English society is based. The language course comprises 600 instruction hours, and the orientation course is spread out over 60 hours. Other courses such as courses for women, parents or young people up to the age of 27 are also available.. At the end of the course you will benefit from a free test program.

How can I participate in an integration course?

As a citizen of the European Union, you are welcome to participate in an integration course if you wish to study or further develop your English language skills, provided that spaces are still available. Your participation is not mandatory. EU citizens can apply for enrollment in an integration course at the relevant authorities. To find out more in this regard, click on the link below.

Here is a list of integration support services and language schools:

www.iss.org.uk
www.alliance-scotland.org.uk
www.phf.org.uk
www.refugeecouncil.org.uk
www.meetup.com
www.waes.ac.uk