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Classes for Sanctuary seekers / Asylum seekers / Refugees in the Preston area

The main centre for learning English and getting qualifications is Preston’s College.  Asylum seekers and refugees can register for free courses.

Click this link for details   


UCLAN are providing free English classes for adults (18+) who do not have English as a first language. 

UCLAN’ s English lessons begin again in  autumn 2022  Our lessons this semester are as follows:
Elementary Classes
Monday 1pm —3pm
Thursday 1pm —3pm
Friday 11am—1pm
Greenbank Building – 3rd Floor Room 347
Upper-Intermediate Classes
Tuesday 1pm—3pm – 3rd Floor Room 347
Thursday 1pm – 3pm 3rd Floor Room 348
Friday 11am—1pm – 3rd Floor Room 348
Greenbank Building
Address: Greenbank Building
Victoria Street
Tuesday 1pm —3pm
Monday 1pm – 3pm
Thursday 1pm—3pm
Monday 1pm—3pm
There is no need to book or enrol onto the lessons – new learners can just turn up and attend as many lessons as they like. If you have any questions then please do not hesitate to email [email protected] or ring Tina on 01772 896469

There are also more informal classes and conversation practice groups such as:

St Cuthberts Church

English lessons every Tuesday from 10:30.  The address is: Lytham Road, Fulwood, Preston PR2 3AR.  For more information contact [email protected]


Pukar have ESOL classes along with classes to help IT and health literacy. Pukar’s address is: 3 Oakham Court, Preston, PR1 3XP.  For the full timetable see



Trinity College London has developed an online area with access to lots of useful free resources for people teaching English to sanctuary seekers in informal classes and groups. Just follow this link.