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 information session 

The next information session will take place Tuesday 5th November 2019 at Meridian Centre, 12.30pm – 2pm.

To confirm your attendance, please click the link here.


Training Course

The next training course will start at the end of November to December 2019 for 6 weeks.

You must attend an Information Session before attending the training course. Please see link above to confirm your attendance.

CPD training events

Refresher training courses for existing volunteering coming in October half term / early November 2019.

If you would like to come, please confirm your attendance here.


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