News

Find out all the latest news from the Talk English project across the region.    

Rochdale volunteers win the Volunteer Group of the Year Award 2017

We are delighted that the Talk English volunteers from Rochdale have won the Group of Volunteers Award 2017 for their commitment and contribution as a volunteer to the Borough of Rochdale.  Safina Arif, Talk English Rochdale Coordinator said: ” We decided to nominate our volunteers as a collective group for the Council Volunteer Service to […]

Talk English at the Royal Garden Party

On Tuesday 16th May 2017, Talk English staff were honoured to attend the Royal Garden Party at the Buckingham Palace in London. What an amazing experience it was! We had a cup of tea, a couple of beautifully decorated cakes and then took a stroll around the lake and the gorgeous gardens. We even got […]

Bike training in Alexandra Park for Talk English Manchester learners

Talk English learners have had a lot of fun in the past few weeks on Walk and Talk activities in local parks across Manchester. They did some fidget spinning and maths using marbles, described the plants and looked for signs of wildlife. Our volunteers have many skills that they’ve been able to share with the […]

Volunteering in Bradford

Shahida Hamid is a volunteer from Bradford, West Yorkshire. She told us about her involvement with the Talk English Project: “I wanted to acquire experience in ESOL teaching to see if this is something I might be able to do in the long run and possibly as a career. I used to work in managerial […]

Learners and volunteers from Kirklees share their experiences of Talk English

Parveen has lived in England for 45 years and had never been to English classes before. She says that she often felt lonely and depressed at home but that now she has made good friends on the course and that the teachers are very helpful. She is now confident to get on the bus and […]

Talk English Network pilot, March to July 2017

Five local authorities are piloting the Talk English Project from March to July 2017. Our colleagues in Derby, Wolverhampton, Westminster, Milton Keynes and Liverpool have recruited and trained volunteer Talk English ESOL teachers and Talk English Friends who are now teaching or supporting courses for beginners in their local area. New activities are due to […]

Naima- a Talk English learner from Bolton

Naima  is a learner on a Talk English Course in Bolton. She is 26 years old and comes from Bangladesh. Naima came to live in the UK 8 years ago when she got married. She now lives with her husband and son. Naima attended primary school in Bangladesh. She wants to improve her speaking confidence […]

Recipes from our learners-Talk English in Kirklees

Learners from Kirklees have designed a lovely recipe book. The colourful booklet contains a collection of recipes from around the world. To celebrate the end of the Talk English term at The Greenwood Centre and the launch of a new group at Batley Library, we collected some favourite recipes from our learners, old and new. […]

Meet our youngest volunteer teachers from Nelson and Colne College

Eighteen Nelson and Colne College students are taking their first steps into teaching after completing a five week course to educate others across East Lancashire. The students, all aged between 16 and 19, have become the first in their age category in Lancashire to become volunteer ESOL teachers on the nationally acclaimed Talk English project. […]

Talk English Manchester wins TES FE award

The Talk English team were delighted to be awarded the TES FE Award for Contribution to the Local Community at a prestigious awards ceremony in London on Friday 24th February 2017. The award recognises the great success of the Talk English project, which has been funded by the Department for Communities and Local Government since January […]