Talk English Here

Do you want to make your business or service more accessible to people who are learning English? Do your staff need help communicating with people who don't speak English well?

We can train your staff to be ‘sympathetic listeners’, enabling more people with low levels of English to try out their English in real-life situations and access services.

What does the training involve?

We have a selection of activities that we can tailor to the needs and roles of your staff.  In many sessions, trainees learn some basic phrases in an unknown language to experience first hand what it’s like to learn a language, before using this language in a practical situation.  For an idea of the session, take a look at this video:

Would your business like to take part?

If your organisation would like to be part of Talk English Here get in touch with your local Talk English Area Coordinator.


Community Learning Team, Community Learning Team


Simon Bennett, Oldham Coordinator

0161 770 8033

Yvette Cotman, Oldham Area Coordinator

0161 770 1460


Ruhena Begum, Rochdale Coordinator

Saira Banu, Rochdale Coordinator


Sundus Ameer, Bolton Area Coordinator

01204 482 920


Suzannah Redmond, Salford Coordinator