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Building Bridges through Language: ICM's Commitment to Refugee Learners

Updated: Jun 25, 2023



It's Refugee Week and ICM stands proud as we continue to support our refugee community.


In a world that often seems divided, ICM is bridging the gap by offering two Conversational English courses specifically designed for refugee learners.


At ICM, we understand the transformative power of language and the vital role it plays in helping refugees integrate into their new communities. With each course, we strive to empower individuals, fostering a sense of belonging and providing them with the necessary skills to thrive in the UK. This dedicated effort reflects our unwavering commitment to supporting refugees in the UK and fostering their successful integration into society.


Refugee Week holds a special significance, serving as a timely reminder of the importance of embracing and empowering individuals who have sought refuge in our country.


Our learners have many inspiring story that resonates with the impact of our courses. Many of our learners have fled their war-torn homeland, arriving in Ipswich with hope for a brighter future. However, our learners face significant barriers, including the language barrier. Uncertain of how to navigate their new surroundings and connect with others, many of our learner turn to ICM's conversational English courses.

ICM is a welcoming community, where fellow refugee learners can enter a shared journey of language acquisition and cultural integration. The conversational English courses provide a safe space for our refugee community to practice their language skills, engage in meaningful conversations, and build relationships with classmates and tutors.


The importance of supporting refugees in the UK cannot be overstated. By offering language classes tailored to their specific needs, ICM acknowledges that language proficiency is a fundamental stepping stone toward successful integration. Language serves as the key that unlocks opportunities for employment, education, social connections, and independence.


Moreover, supporting refugees benefits society as a whole.


Through language learning, refugees gain a sense of empowerment and become active contributors to the social and economic fabric of their new home.


Our conversational English courses provide a solid foundation for refugees to rebuild their lives and pursue their dreams. By fostering language skills and promoting cultural exchange, we aim to create a welcoming and inclusive society where everyone has the opportunity to thrive.


Supporting refugees in the UK goes beyond providing language courses—it involves creating a nurturing environment where they can thrive. By embracing diversity, promoting cultural exchange, and offering educational opportunities, we hope to empower refugees to rebuild their lives and contribute to the fabric of our society.


As we commemorate Refugee Week, let us recommit ourselves to supporting refugees and recognizing their potential.

Join ICM in our mission to empower refugee learners by spreading awareness, volunteering, or making a donation. Together, we can make a tangible difference in the lives of vulnerable individuals, turning their dreams into reality and building a stronger, more inclusive community for all.


For more information about our ESOL courses visit: ipswichcm.org.uk/learning


For more information about Refugee weeks visit: refugeeweek.org.uk


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