Refugees and Asylum Seekers: English, from the Classroom to the Community

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Christie will share what she has learnt about working with this population here in the UK, which is different from the standard language school teaching many of us have done.

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Christie will share what she has learnt about working with this population here in the UK, which is different from the standard language school teaching many of us have done.

Christie will talk about the wide variety of people and needs, which she has found is a very useful methodology and how to intentionally help learners integrate into the community.

  • Christie Murphy

    I’m American but lived and taught English in Poland for many years before coming to the UK 4 years ago. I work with International Care Network, a Christian charity in Bournemouth that supports refugees, asylum seekers and other migrants with immigration advice, English lessons, and much more. I teach English and a Life in the UK exam preparation class; the exam needed for citizenship and Indefinite Leave to Remain. As a word-less foreigner in Poland myself some years ago I do remember so well how it felt – that was enough to fuel a lifetime of compassion and desire to help.
    Every Saturday morning you’ll find me with 300 other crazy people running a timed 5K called Parkrun, and then going for coffee with a few of them at a local café where they now know to bring us ‘the usual’. I like that.
    I do believe that everyone can befriend one newcomer, and express a real sense of welcome. Help them practice English, learn how to function, and to take their place among us. We can promote this idea in our churches and find creative ways to bring people together.