Online English conversation sessions to help young refugees (11-18) practice their English and integrate into the UK.

Helping young refugees learn English …

The Peppo English Conversation Club

The “English Conversation Club” was launched in the summer of 2022 to help improve the English language skills of young Ukrainians arriving in the UK. Our hope was to enable them to engage with the UK education system, make friends and adjust to their environment.


Following the success of this program, we are expanding the English Conversation Club to support refugees from around the world, aged 11-18. The online group sessions are designed to be a fun and safe space to both learn and connect with others experiencing a similar situation. Students are grouped by English ability and the learning takes place between a large group of peers and focused practice in breakout rooms. Each session is centered around a linguistic theme or cultural event in the UK and is highly interactive throughout. Recent sessions have included a fun class on idioms and strange sayings in the UK, a spooky story creative writing workshop for Halloween and a session all about Bonfire Night.


By making English Conversation fun, we hope to give refugees the language tools to make friends, engage with a new environment and get the most out of the UK education system. 


If you have come to the UK as a refugee or asylum seeker and would like to register your child for Peppo’s free English Conversation Club, please fill out the form below.

of students who responded to our survey reported enjoying the sessions.
reported an improvement in their English level.
said they wanted to continue at the end of the Summer, so we have now launched a follow-on programme to provide ongoing support.

Volunteer to be a Leader of an English Conversation Club

If you would like to volunteer to lead an English Conversation Club to help young people arriving in the UK develop their English language skills, then please register today.  We are looking for graduates or undergraduates who speak fluent English and who are keen to help make a difference. No experience needed, just energy and enthusiasm!