Resources for ESOL

We work in partnership with curriculum managers at Hackney Learning Trust to develop courses where ESOL learners use the museum to enrich their learning of the English language. For more information about our formal ESOL programme please email


Hackney residents looking to learn English should visit the ESOL Advice Service where you will find help and support.


For tutors wishing to make an informal visit to the museum we can provide resources to help you to use the museum to deliver the core curriculum. The resources have been created to match the specific needs of the different ESOL learning levels.

We recommend that you print the introduction for each level and the plan of the museum for both the tutors and students to use.

Entry level 1a

Entry level 1b

Entry level 2

Entry level 3

Level 1

Level 2

For more information about Hackney Museum’s free resources for ESOL learners please contact the Community Education Manager on 020 8356 2658 or email


These resources have been written by Tracy Ann Smith, ESOL Consultant. Many thanks to the members of the Hackney Museum ESOL Focus Group and their students who have helped develop these resources:

  • Will Brownings, Micaela Hendricks, Delia Rodriguez, David Street and Emily Vivas at Hackney Community College
  • Stuart Pollard at Skola International School
  • Veena Torchia at Springboard
  • Andrew David and Gary Winder at Tower Hamlets College
  • Murray Cooper at Turkish Education Centre
  • Asye Bircan at Women’s Refugee Group