ESOL support for Ukrainians

STEP Ukraine

STEP Ukraine is an intensive, virtual, 12-week English language and employment programme for Ukrainians in the UK.

It is open to anyone from Ukraine who is over 18 and arrived in the UK on either the Homes for Ukraine Scheme, the Ukraine Family Scheme, or is on the Ukraine Extension Scheme.

For more information, click here.

BBC Learning English

Learn English with these free learning English videos and materials from BBC Learning English. This site will help you learn English and improve your skills.

The resources include a range of activities, suitable for children, teenagers and adults.

To access the free resources, click here.

Cambridge – Learning English

Learn English with these free online listening, grammar, vocabulary and reading activities.

Activities take between 5 to 15 minutes to complete, depending on the level. Some activities include short videos and all activities include a quiz to test your knowledge.

To access these resources, click here.

Young Children

  • Free printable books for early reading
  • LearnEnglish Kids: Free games, stories and activities for children
  • Learning Village: Resource for supporting English as an Additional Language (EAL) students between 6 to 16 years old
  • Twinkl: Teaching and learning resources to support EAL in early years, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2
  • Badger Learning is publishing 6 eBooks in a dual-language format, with English and Ukrainian text side by side. Suitable for children in key stages 2 and 3

Teenagers (ages 13-17)

  • Language nut English offers free language learning resources for supporting Ukrainians to learn English at school or independently (covers proficiency levels CEFR A1 to B2)
  • Future Learn: Free online 4-week course to help people learn basic individual skills
  • LearnEnglish Teens: Improve English with reading, writing and listening practice, tips for exams, grammar and vocabulary exercises, and games and videos
  • News in levels: Learn 3,000 words in English by reading and listening to news articles at different levels
  • Babbel is an online language learning platform offering native Ukrainian speakers the opportunity to learn German, Polish or English through free self-study lessons

General ESOL resources