Community English Classes
Being able to communicate effectively is one of the most important life skills; the process by which we exchange information between individuals or groups of people; where we try as clearly and accurately as we can to convey our thoughts, intentions and needs. Trying to survive as a refugee in South Africa is hard enough; not being able to speak English and other South African languages only escalates that level of vulnerability and hardship.
Feedback from field workers and subsequent surveys in various communities where AMP operates, showed increased numbers of adults and children in desperate need of English language and literacy classes, and in 2018 AMP embarked on a pilot English programme. AMP’s programmes focus on capacity building, and on strengthening and harnessing the capabilities and skills of refugees and migrants to assist themselves and others. Together with the Cape Town School of English, AMP expanded this project to facilitate TEFL training and accreditation of a selected group of individuals with teaching backgrounds, to run community-based English classes for their compatriots, and to become active agents of change through education.
Level 1 and level 2 English as well as basic language literacy classes run weekly in multiple sites throughout Cape Town such as Mitchells Plain, Delft, Philippi, Athlone, Parow and Bellville. Different classes cater for both adults and children.
Regular evaluation ensuring smooth transition from one level to the next.