With over 150 different languages spoken in this suburb, one of the most effective and practical ways to serve the needs of the community is by providing language learning assistance. Over the past 10 years, the New Settler project has expanded and refined its ‘Help with English Program’. Presently, five ESL classes take place on Friday mornings from 9.45am-12noon. Conversation Classes occur on Mondays 10am-12noon, Wednesdays 10am-12noon and Fridays 7.30-9pm.
This project aims not just to assist new migrants with their English language competence but also to help them adjust to new surroundings and make friendships and connections in the community.
Through the New Settler Project, people like Helen are being welcomed into their new Sydney community and assisted through the difficult adjustment process. Helen, originally from China, has been attending English lessons at the New Settler Project for the past three years. She has always been a hard-working student and her English has steadily approved over time. In fact, her language skills are now so good that Helen has found paid work, and can be found smiling and speaking to customers at a local grocery store.
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- Give thanks for the 200 people annually utilising ESL classes and the opportunity the church has to meet other needs.