Current estimates suggest there are around 3,000 asylum seekers living in Wales.
English lessons play a key part in helping them find work and become part of their new communities.
ITV Wales spent the day at Oasis Cardiff, a centre that provides english lessons to refugees and asylum seekers.
Richard Eynon is an ESOL teacher. He says he regularly teaches more than 20 students and says there is a real thirst for learning.
Issa was one of the students we met. He was keen to improve his english so he could resume his career in the power industry.
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The founder of Oasis Cardiff , Reynette Roberts, believes english lessons are essential:
The Welsh Refugee Council believe more should be done to teach asylum seekers English. They are currently working with the University of South Wales and Cardiff University, to provide English lessons.
In March, the Welsh Government launched a three year plan to help refugees and asylum seekers rebuild their lives in Wales. It includes support in:
- Educational opportunities