Welcome to Talk English

Shipley College, Womenzone, QED, Safety First and Meridian Centre offer Talk English Courses and Activities all over Bradford to help people learn English, access services and get involved in the community.

Learn English with us

If you need to learn English, you can come to one of our Talk English Courses.  We offer courses in community centres, libraries, schools and children’s centres all over Bradford.

On a Talk English Course, you will improve your speaking, listening, reading and writing skills in English.  All of our courses are for beginners.

You can also practise speaking English, meet other people and learn other things at one of our Talk English Activities.

Volunteer with us

We train and support people to volunteer as an ESOL teacher or Talk English Friend.

We offer a free, 6 week non accredited teacher training course for people who want to volunteer with Talk English.  The course will provide the basic skills,  knowledge and resources you need  to teach ESOL in the community.

If you are interested please apply online and we will invite you to an information session and training course.

Once you have completed your training course, we will arrange a suitable teaching placement for you in a community setting across Bradford. Please note that almost all our classes are held between school hours.

Information Session

Find out more about the role and responsibilities of Talk English volunteers and practical ways to support people to learn English, develop their confidence and access local services.

Next session: Tuesday 18th December at 9.30am

Meridian Centre, St Paul’s Road, Manningham BD8 7LS

To confirm your attendance, please click here. 

Training Course

The next training course will be held in January 2019 7 weeks starting on 8th January 2019 on Tuesday mornings.

Please contact Evneet Gata-Aura for details egataaura@shipley.ac.uk.

CPD training events

Our next CPD event will be held in February 2019. Thank you to all who attended the October 2018 CPD sessions.


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