Blog

  • By Kasia Blackman, EFA Teacher-Organiser and Southwark Hub Lead Seven of us face each other across a table in the centre of the room, surrounded by a ring of spectators, as the Trainer-Organiser writes ‘DEATH’ in black marker pen across the board. She explains, nonchalantly, that the three people beside me and I have just […]
  • On Thursday, 14 July, over 100 people from the #LoveESOL campaign alliance gathered in the sunshine at the foot of Tower Bridge. ESOL students, teachers, volunteers and campaign allies came together to strengthen relationships, celebrate our work and evaluate the progress that the Greater London Authority (GLA) has made on the Mayor’s ESOL (English for […]
  • The following blog post was written by EFA teacher-organiser Anne McConnell, who leads our Hackney and Tower Hamlets hubs and teaches in Greenwich. Following on from the solidarity Black London walk and demonstration with the Voice of Domestic Workers, I shared my experience with my Greenwich Beginner class: Students responded to the photo and slogans […]
  • Last week, Edinburgh-based Theatre of the Oppressed group Active Inquiry brought Julian Boal to Scotland to give a three-day training that brought together theatre practitioners, educators and activists from around the UK. A couple of us from EFA made the journey and are really glad we did. For those new to this, Theatre of the […]
  • Written by EFA Teacher-Organiser Fatime Jadallah A couple of weeks ago we finished the topic of health care in one of my Brent classes (online). The theme emerged from check-ins. One of my students said that they had to go to the hospital, but struggled a lot with language. ‘Language barrier in health care’ seemed […]