Creative ESOL

Creative ESOL is a pioneering programme for newly arrived young migrants and refugees to develop their English language skills, confidence and integration through drama and the arts. Rewrite have developed this innovative approach since 2008 and now have an established model of practice (featured in the British Council publication Innovations in English language teaching for migrants and refugees). Sessions are delivered by a qualified ESOL teacher and experienced drama practitioner. Projects are currently taking place for EAL students in primary and secondary schools in Southwark, Lambeth and Islington.

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If you are interested in Creative ESOL training opportunities please contact Farha at [email protected] or on 07575 743103.

Core Group


Inspire, the Crypt at St Peter’s Church, Liverpool Grove, SE17 2HH


Tuesdays, 4pm to 6pm (weekly during term time).
Autumn Term runs between October – 5th December 2017.

Our Spring Term will run 9 January 2018 – April 2018


Young people aged 11-16 with English as an additional language.


We deliver free taster sessions for relevant students in local schools. We also accept referrals from voluntary organisations and parents/carers. Please get in touch with Farha at [email protected] for more information.

“The Creative ESOL approach is an excellent way to engage young people at a time when they can be vulnerable…it helps build confidence and language skills to allow easier integration into life in Britain and increased opportunities within the education system.”
Tudor Trust