Free basic English lessons begin on Isle of Dogs for those isolated to ‘have a voice again’

Lifetime Learning coures

Lifetime Learning coures - Credit: Lifetime Learning

Free elementary English courses have been started by the Lifetime Learning charity to help what it says are a million people in Britain unable to communicate with others.

The courses being held on the Isle of Dogs in east London aim to give those left feeling isolated a chance “to have a voice again” as a basic human right, especially with social media expanding.

The courses are every Monday at Angel House, at 225 Marsh Wall, near Canary Wharf. Lifetime Learning can be contacted on 020-7001 7730.

The charity’s aims are helping people struggling with unemployment. But its main funding comes by providing courses for Tower Hamlets schools.