About Us


Come and make new friends!

We offer free informal English classes in a friendly, supportive environment to speakers of English as an additional language (EAL).

We work with local services such as Kew Community Membership Scheme , the Citizens’ Advice Richmond and Richmond MIND.images

We also direct our learners to accredited learning opportunities and employment, including voluntary positions.

As well as English classes, we also offer physical activities such as swimming and yoga, plus art classes, outings to places of interest and healthy cooking workshops.eal

We work with Richmond Borough Mind to deliver regular workshops on improving mental health.

Richmond EAL Friendship Group was established as a charity in 2008 to improve social inclusion through the provision of free informal English classes and other support, advocacy and recreational activities.

Since 2008 the charity has reached out to over 600 residents of the London borough of Richmond upon Thames, who among them speak 61 different languages.