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Imagine moving to a new country where you do not speak or understand the local language. It’s easy to recognise how difficult this might make even the simplest of tasks, like doing your weekly grocery shop. Because language is a vital part of communicating and connecting with others, without it many migrants experience isolation and loneliness.

Everyday English classes and conversation groups are a wonderful demonstration of Christian care, acceptance and friendship to those who are adjusting to a new culture. They are a practical way for you and your church family to love migrants, refugees and asylum seekers in your community.

Everyday English – a wonderful way to love your community

A wonderful way for you to love your community

The Anglicare Cross-Cultural Services team equips church volunteers to offer English lessons by providing:

  • Training in teaching Everyday English
  • Cultural awareness training
  • Free English lesson resources
  • Support to use the Bible appropriately in class
  • Assistance to get started
  • Two in-person teacher training days each year
  • Ongoing support, and tailored training from Anglicare’s team of advisors

Whether it’s a structured class or a less formal conversation group, we aim to equip you to reflect the generosity of Christ to your neighbours, through Everyday English. 

For more information, contact us today

Free English lesson resources

Anglicare regularly publishes and updates teaching material for use in Church-based English classes.

These resources are free of charge.

Cultural Awareness Training

Find out more about our training course here.

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Cross cultural connections

Cultural context, customs and important considerations to help you when connecting with people of other cultures in your community. 

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Training for volunteers

Find out more about our face-to-face and online courses to help you teach English and develop your Cultural Awareness.

Conversation Card Toolkit

Transform your English classes and forge lasting connections in your church community with our Conversation Cards Toolkit

English lesson locations

Need to find English lessons near you? Across the Diocese of Sydney there are nearly 100 church-based English classes.

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Anglicare acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the original and ongoing custodians of the lands and waters on which we live and work.

Inspired by the gospel of reconciliation in Jesus Christ, Anglicare's vision for reconciliation is a nation in which Australia's First Peoples are restored in dignity, respect, empowerment and opportunity.