News

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

Talk English Bradford out and about in Haworth

Talk English Bradford stepped into the picturesque village of Haworth on Wednesday 26th September 2017 to visit the Bronte Parsonage. Learners at Womenzone and Meridian Centre have been attending a 5 week workshop throughout summer to stitch and sew their names on 6-8 inches of cloth to display in Haworth as part of the Sew […]

Talk English wins the President’s Award at the Festival of Learning

On Thursday 21 September, we were delighted to be presented with the President’s Award at the Festival of Learning. The award recognises the dedication and enthusiasm of all of the volunteers, staff and organisations who have been involved in Talk English since we started in January 2014. To date, Talk English has engaged over 16,500 […]

Where can I take part in Talk English?

Talk English courses and activities are offered in many different areas of England. If you want to learn English or volunteer with us, get in touch!

Manchester Museum Trip

Manchester Talk English learners went on a trip to Manchester Museum on 22nd June. We looked in the vivarium and spotted the frogs, chameleons and snakes and then Matt from the museum brought out a chameleon that the learners enjoyed touching and holding. The learners loved the trip – here is what they said: “I […]

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 […]