Elim School of English is a community programme coming out of the Lakeside Elim Church in Southport. We are one of Southport’s most active churches, established in 1931. Elim is named after an oasis in the Sinai desert – an ancient place of refreshing for pilgrims and travellers. We like to think of our centre as just such a place of refreshing today!
Elim School of English is one of our activities to welcome people of all nations to Southport and help them settle here. To learn about our full range of activities for all ages please visit our curriculum page, or even better, why not call in and see us. One thing you will be guaranteed is a really warm welcome.
We endeavour to help individuals attain skills to develop their speaking, reading, writing and listening. We will help individuals to prepare for exams and to improve communication skills for their job. Whatever the requirement we will do our best to help.
The teaching staff are committed to help individuals reach their potential. We endeavour also to build good relationships with our students and offer pastoral support for all including student family members. The director for the School of English is qualified in pastoral work and along with his wife who is Albanian have a passion to care for those from overseas.
We are now offering places for overseas students from within the EU. For further information, please contact the School’s Director, Robin Essex (details below).
Meet the Team
Robin Essex (Director)
Robin is married to Rana who is Albanian and they have been with us since June 2007. He is passionate about connecting with the International community both in Southport and further afield across the North West and to help them reach their full potential in their use of the English language. He also directs our Advocacy Centre which offers specialist services to the migrant community in settling into the UK. Robin can be contacted at Robin@lakesidecc.org.uk
Michelle is a qualified English teacher and has been teaching in the school for the past four years. She has always lived in Southport and is married with a young family. She’s enjoying seeing the world from her own doorstep!