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

Stories from the Museum Floor with Discover and Talk English

Since 2014, the Talk English project in Manchester has been working in partnership with the learning and volunteer team at Manchester Museum to offer Discover and Talk English sessions for people learning English on a monthly basis. During the sessions, learners are supported by Talk English and Museum volunteers to learn more about a particular exhibit […]

Talk English Talk: From Favourite Colours to the House of Lords…

Today learners and volunteers at Cravenwood Primary Academy  School in Crumpsall, Manchester welcomed Baroness Susan Williams of Trafford to their weekly Talk English class, chatting about everything from favourite colours to the House of Lords! After introducing themselves to their visitor, the learners asked Baroness Williams a wide range of questions, not only finding out the Baroness’ favourite colour […]

Some highlights from the past few weeks!

Here are some highlights from the past few weeks of Talk English:  

Big Thanks to Talk English Volunteers in Manchester

Last Thursday, more than 50 volunteers from the Talk English project in Manchester got together to celebrate their achievements in an evening reception at Manchester Art Gallery. Volunteers were presented with certificates recognising their contribution to the project, as well as their achievements on their training courses.  This year 35 volunteers will achieve the Level […]

Talk English in Kirklees Wins Project of the Year

Another week and another award for Talk English- this time recognising the achievements of the fantastic partnership delivering Talk English in Kirklees! Last Thursday, the Talk English project in Kirklees partnership won Project of the Year at the Kirklees Community Learning Awards.  Led by Kirklees Council, Kirklees Community Learning Trust have successfully delivered the Talk […]

Talk English in Rochdale Wins Award for Diversity in Education

The staff and volunteers from the Talk English project in Rochdale were delighted to win a Diversity in Education Award at Rochdale’s annual diversity celebration event, which was held at Rochdale Town Hall. The Awards are organised by KYP a leading community organisation, which has been established for 35 years. KYP  are ‘an independent charity dedicated to the development and […]

Talk English Wins International Award for Local Innovation

Last Thursday, the Talk English project won an ELTon for Local Innvovation from the British Council, the only international awards to recognise innovative achievement in English Language Teaching globally. Since starting last year, the Talk English project has supported over 5500 learners to improve their English with the help of 1000 volunteers in parts of Greater Manchester, West Yorkshire and […]

A Fantastic Day at Celebrate! with Talk English

Over 450 people attended Celebrate! with Talk English last Thursday at Manchester Cathedral, including 300 learners from Manchester, Oldham, Rochdale, Bradford, Kirklees, Blackburn with Darwen and Lancashire. There were lots of activities for learners to take part in, including art and craft activities, language games and object handling and art appreciation from Manchester Art Gallery, Manchester […]

Celebrate! with Talk English, 4th July and 10th July 2019

  Join us to celebrate with lots of Talk English Activities at Manchester Cathedral on 4th  July , 10.30 am – 1:30 pm or at Leeds Kirkgate Market, Exhibition Space on 10th July, 10:30 am – 1:30 pm There will be lots to see and do, including: Meeting people from across different regions Taking part […]

Easter Baskets and Yoga in Blackburn with Darwen

This week we visited Blackburn with Darwen in Lancashire and met learners and volunteers  on the Talk English project. At Bank Top Community Learning Centre, volunteer teacher, Rani, was teaching a group of learners from Poland, Iran, Pakistan and India.  The learners were talking about what they had done since the previous week, so there […]