Kimie Frengler

  • Resources To Ease Isolation For Resettled Families

    In its very essence, community hinges on personal interactions to irrigate an ever-expanding web of social networks. We meet, talk, discuss, reflect and action so that eventually, we can change the world or at least strengthen our response to it. 

    In the past few weeks, the world has changed but abruptly so, without our consent, and altered not only the way we work but fundamentally changed the way we are together. However technically inept we may feel, virtual meeting rooms are now where we will get things done for the foreseeable future. 

    Fortunately, we have witnessed an extraordinary effort from community groups to innovate and share resources, tips, tools and ideas to make life a little easier for the families they have sponsored. 

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  • published Resources in What You Can Do 2020-04-01 10:27:02 +0100




    Virtual Meeting/Chat Rooms

    Zoom - link

    Skype - link

    GoToMeeting - link

    Slack - link

    WhatsApp - link


    Advice on COVID-19

    Sponsor Refugees COVID-19 Contingency Planning Tool - link

    Coronavirus support for employees, benefit claimants and businesses - link

    Covid-19 Guidance in Arabic - link

    Covid-19 Guidance for Community Sponsor Groups - link

    Online Schooling 

    PE with Joe Wicks - link

    Maths with Carol Vorderman - link

    English with David Walliams - link

    Lunch (cooking with Jamie Oliver) - link

    Music with Myleene Klass - link

    Dance with Darcey Bussel - link

    History with Dan Snow (free for 30-days) - link

    Home Economics with Theo Michaels (Mon/Wed/Fri) - link

    Non-daily events include: Science with Professor Brian Cox, Robin Ince & Guests - link

    Geography with Steve Backshall - link

    For your older kids, here are 50 free revision resources for 11+, GCSEs and A-Levels - link


    Online Learning For Children

    Online learning - link 

    An award-winning, research-backed platform where children learn English quickly and effectively. Ages 6-12 - link

    Youtube Channels for children of different ages - link

    Learning apps for children - link

    ESOL links 

    Learn English at home - link

    British Council courses - link

    Additional Resources and Webinars for ESOL teachers - link


    Future Learn English Courses

    Basic English 1: Elementary (beginning in April 2020) - link

    Basic English 2: Pre-Intermediate (started but you can join now) - link

    Exploring English: Language and Culture - link

    English Pronunciation in a Global World - link

    Q&A about the website and courses - link

    Translation tool - link

    Audible Audiobooks - link


    BBC content

    BBC Learn English - Link

    For Oromo speakers - Link

    For Amharic speakers - Link

    For Mandarin speakers - Link

    For Gujarati speakers - Link

    For Marathi speakers - Link 

    For Punjabi speakers - Link

    For Korean speakers - Link

    For Telugu speakers - Link

    For Thai speakers - Link

    For Tigrinya speakers - Link

    Learner groups on Facebook - Link


    Pronunciation Lessons and Support

    Dictionary with pronunciation - link

    British Council - link

    Many Things Pronunciation Practice - link

    Perfect Pronunciation Exercises - link

    Learn Pronunciation - link 

    Interactive Phonemic Chart - link

    Regular verbs – ed in past tense - link


    Speaking practice

    English Interactive - link


    Listening practice

    British Council, ESOL - link

    BBC Learn English - link

    ESOL Courses - link

    Randall ESOL (Intermediate) - link 

    Randall ESOL (Difficult) - link 

    English Interactive Vocabulary - link

    English Interactive Listening - link

    Player FM ESOL - link

    Player FM ELT Podcast Intermediate Conversations - link


    Reading practice

    British Council ESOL Reading Classes - link

    English Interactive Reading - link

    Ronaldo wins another Golden Shoe – level 3 - link

    Boys Broken Neck Level 3 - link

    ELC Study Zone - link (Lower Intermediate Level)

    ELC Study Zone - link (Intermediate Level)

    ELC Study Zone - link (Upper Intermediate Level)



    Learn English Today - Link 

    ESL Cafe - Link

    Esl Cafe Quizzes - Link

    Many Things - Link

    English Interactive Grammar - Link

    Archive Essential Grammar - Link

    Activities for ESL/EFL Students - Link

    English Media Lab - Link

    engVid - Link



    ESOL British Council Vocabulary and Spelling - link

    English Club Writing - link

    English Zone Spelling - link

    Eslus Spelling - link 

    English Interactive Writing Practice - link

    IXL Maths & English - link


    Links for University preparation

    An Intermediate Guide to Writing in English for University Study (Just started but you can join now) - link

    University of Reading, Improve your academic English skills further - link

    A Beginner’s Guide to Writing in English for University Study - link

    Learn how to use English for study at university (writing skills, vocabulary and grammar) - link

    Understanding IELTS: Techniques for English Language Tests - link

    Future Learn British Council - link


    High-level education textbooks in a range of disciplines now free to access

    You can access a number of higher education textbooks online during the coronavirus outbreak. All 700 textbooks currently on Cambridge Core are now available in HTML format until the end of May - link 


    Exercise At Home

    Exercise at home videos - link



  • published Responding To COVID-19 in News 2020-03-25 16:08:09 +0000

    Responding To COVID-19: Advice and Guidance For Community Sponsorship Groups

    To Our Community Sponsors,

    At this time of unprecedented upheaval, we hope that you, your Sponsor Group, and your resettled family are all keeping safe and well.

    While times may be tough and challenging, they also present a unique opportunity to show kindness, compassion and determination. So we want to let you know that we are here to help you when needed. 

    To ensure a pragmatic approach to this highly complex situation, we will guide you through the most important steps of the sponsorship journey and how to best weather the storm in each of them. 


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  • published Will 2020 Be The Year Of Welcomes? in News 2020-03-16 10:46:33 +0000

    Will 2020 Be The Year Of Welcomes?

    On the 28th of January 2020, Louth Welcomes Refugees welcomed a family who had traveled all the way from Jordan to Birmingham. Despite slight grogginess, tired eyes and the occasional yawn, the excitement was obvious and the family has had a phenomenal start to life in the UK. 

    West End Welcomes joined the January high when the group welcomed a family to central London for the first time. Just a few weeks later, Haddenham Syrian Family Project had the pleasure of welcoming a family to Buckinghamshire. A great start to the year indeed! 

    In many ways, the day the family arrives at the airport is the ultimate high point of the journey of  Community Sponsorship. For some groups, the thrill of meeting the family and watching them embrace life in the UK is so immense, they embark on yet another round of Sponsorship. 

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