A New Style of Teaching


English in the Community (EITC) is an independent UK Charity founded by three immigrant English language teachers who met on a teacher training course providing free language lessons for local migrants.

These three evolved a new style of ESOL teaching with English language lessons developed around real life situations.

Community-based Lessons

As immigrants themselves, they knew the difficulties their students faced when adjusting to life in a new country. They were also aware of the benefits to non-native people of understanding more about their new community by...

Starting in November in Eastbourne!

FREE Communication Skills and Upper Level English Classes
Pre-Intermediate to Advanced Levels
Starting 1st November 2016 and 3rd November 2016

New Tuesday 12 week course starting 1st November:
Pre-Intermediate and Intermediate learners
Lessons every Tuesday evening 6:30 - 8:30pm

New Thursday 12 week course starting 3rd November:
Upper Intermediate to Advanced learners
Lessons every Thursday evening 6:30 - 8:30pm

Now we can help native speakers too!


Meeting of Minds - An EITC Volunteer at an Elder Event in London

EITC enters its 8th year as a charity having helped over 1500 non-native speakers learn to communicate and actively participate in British society. So we thought it was time we extended our services to include disadvantaged native born people who could also benefit from our considerable expertise. With this in mind, our Board of Trustees completed the altering of our Charity Objects earlier this year, allowing EITC to assist native British, as well as non-native beneficiaries...

'English for Work and Business' - a Huge Success!

The outcomes for this course were exceptional. Many of our students experienced significant, positive changes to their lives, and those of their families.


English for Work and Business Class

Three EITC ESOL Job Search and Employability classes ended in December with much fanfare and celebration...

Islington 'Pod' ESOL Classes Well Received


Caxton House students hard at work

EITC's first London project got off to a flying start at Caxton House in North Islington, when our new 'Pod' style ESOL classes started in September...

All Change - EITC's Objects Get a Makeover

In January English in the Community received final confirmation of approval for a minor amendment to two of its three charitable objects. Previously, the objects specifically related to the provision of services for beneficiaries whose first language is not English. These have now been changed to allow provision for native English speakers in addition to non-native speakers...

Starting in October! Free EITC ESOL Courses in Islington

excited.jpgNew Classes Starting in Islington

Great News! English in the Community has received its first funding for London-based courses due to begin in October 2014. Two 'Pod' style ESOL classes will be held Thursday evenings 6.30-9.30 PM at Caxton House Community Centre in North Islington.

Learners can join a class which will include extra one-to-one or small group tutorials to improve particular skills such as writing, speaking, listening or pronunciation. The courses are free, and all teachers are fully qualified.

Caxton House is located adjacent to a bus stop and just 5 minutes walk from Archway station. For further information phone 07474 996 581 or email info@englishinthecommunity.org.uk or use the contact form on this website.

Now in London!


EITC Project Manager Zephyr Grayland in our bright new HQ in Caxton House

EITC has entered an exciting new phase after extending its sphere of operations into London. The move is in response to the high number of requests we've received over the years from London asking if our courses are available in the city. After conducting our own research identifying need in the Greater London Area, we have responded by setting up an office in Caxton House Community Centre in North Islington...

English for Work Funding

Eastbourne Borough Council has awarded English in the Community just over £9,000 to provide free English language lessons for job seeking, non-native residents. The 12 week 'Employment Skills ESOL for Elementary and Pre-Intermediate Learners' courses are designed to improve interview and CV writing skills, telephone conversation techniques and British business culture - and much more.

Three classes are available, starting in September 2014. Those seeking to apply should contact our Eastbourne office on 07971 908141 or email us via our website contact page.

Hard Work Pays! Lina Wins a Scholarship

English in the Community has helped me so much. I want to thank the tutors for what they have done to inspire me and give me confidence.

lina_abraityte.jpgHard working EITC student Lina Abraityte has won a £500 scholarship. Lina, who completed classes at our St. Leonards centre, was put forward for the award which was provided by the charitable arm of a local language school...


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