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

Introducing our new teaching resource booklet…

This booklet contains lots of great warmers, starters and simple activities you can do with learners. These activities can be used at the beginning of a class as a warmer, or at any point to introduce or practise language in an active, communicative way. The activities that have been chosen use minimal paper and require […]

Great Day Out in Leeds for Talk English Learners from Yorkshire

On Wednesday 26th June, Talk English learners, volunteers and staff from across Yorkshire and Humber enjoyed a great day out at Leeds Kirkgate Market. Over 300 people came along to the event, including 250 learners from Bradford, Kirklees, Leeds and Sheffield.  For many learners from other parts of Yorkshire and Humber, it was their first […]

Congratulations to St Vincent’s!!

Talk English would like to congratulate St Vincent’s on their Jo Cox Award at the Leeds Compassionate City Awards Celebration 2017. St Vincent’s Community Learning and Development programme was honoured to be the winners of the Jo Cox Award at the Leeds Compassionate City Award Celebration 2017. St Vincent’s run a Community Learning and Development […]

Talk English learners from Learning Partnerships visit Leeds Armouries

Learners from Learning Partnerships arrived by riverboat (James Bond style) at the Royal Armouries Museum in Leeds to discover the history of war and conflict, and explore the national collection of arms and armour from around the world. Some of the learners even found artefacts from their own countries and this really inspired them to […]

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!

Fun, Friendship and Flair: Talk English in Lancashire

Ladies from the local community came together through fun, friendship and flair to learn about the art of henna (mehndi) painting while practising their spoken English with one another. These sessions enabled Talk English learners to unleash their creativity and produce their own mehndi designs, learning how to prepare the mehndi in order to draw out the best colour […]

Talking English in Oldham: Volunteers and Learners Share Their Experiences

Oldham Lifelong Learning have been delivering the Talk English project since February 2014, supporting residents to improve their English and get more involved in the community through Talk English Courses, Friends and Activities. By working in partnership with community centres, libraries, housing associations, faith groups, children’s centres and schools, so far the Talk English team in […]

Talk English in Halifax

Last week, we visited a Talk English session in Halifax, a town in Calderdale, West Yorkshire.  Set up by the Workers’ Educational Association Yorkshire and Humber, St Augustines Centre offer an extremely popular Talk English Course and Cafe every Tuesday which is led by 4 volunteers who have been recruited and trained by Hazel and Tracy […]

So Proud of our ‘Be Proud’ Volunteer Team of the Year!

In December the enthusiasm and commitment of our Talk English Manchester volunteers was recognised at Manchester’s Be Proud Awards, an annual awards ceremony organised by Manchester City Council to recognise people, projects and organisations who work hard to help their area shine and support others. The Be Proud Awards 2015 took place on Friday 4 December in the magnificent […]