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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.

Blackburn with Darwen

Carole Brown, Blackburn with Darwen Coordinator

Bradford

Evneet Gata- Aura, Bradford Administrator

Esther Derbyshire, Bradford Coordinator

Burnley, Hyndburn, Pendle & Preston

Gill Atkinson, Lancashire Coordinator

Andrea Cowton, Area Lead

Kirklees

Terry Lawless, Kirklees Coordinator

01484 221000

Christina Simpkin, Paddock Community Trust, Project Manager

01484 431400

Josh Holgate, Paddock Community Trust, Administrator

01484 431400

Naheed Hussain, Ravensthorpe Community Centre

01924 510030

Ebrahimz Loonat, Kirklees Council Project Lead

01484 221000

Manchester

Kate Lloyd and Lisa Robinson, Manchester Coordinators

Raha Siddiqui, Manchester Administrative Assistant

Oldham

Catherine Lavelle, Oldham Coordinator

0161 770 8033

Afzal Iqbal, Programme Leader

0161 770 8165

Rochdale

Ruhena Begum, Rochdale Coordinator

Saira Banu, Rochdale Coordinator

Leeds

Safina Arif, Yorkshire & Humber Regional Coordinator

Julie Linley, St Vincents Leeds

Colvyn Iniss, PATH Yorkshire

Nasreen Akhtar, Hamara Healthy Living Centre

Calderdale, Wakefield, Sheffield, Rotherham, Doncaster & Scunthorpe

Marie Leadbitter, Coordinator

Bolton

Peter Griffiths, Bolton College

Samantha Singh, Bolton Coordinator

Derby

Jo Porrino, Adult Learning Manager

Peter Bell, Coordinator

Westminster, London

Sharon Thomas, Assistant Principal – Education and Training

Hounslow, London

Margaret Joojo-Richards, Hounslow Borough of London Coordinator

Camden, London

Helen Holden, Camden Adult Community Learning coordinator

Lilu Dewan, Camden Adult Community Learning coordinator

Harrow, London

Karen Bharma, Harrow Coordinator

Barking and Dagenham, London

Jose Tapia, Skills for Life Curriculum Manager

Walsall

David Drury, Walsall Adult and Community College

Geeta Bhucher, ESOL Manager

Birmingham

Neena Chauhan, Fircroft College

07719251319

Barnet and Southgate, London

Amy Urry, Barnet and Southgate College

Peterborough- PARCA

Ila Chandavarkar, PARCA

Salford

Suzannah Redmond and Andres Mora, Salford Coordinators

Tameside

Annette McCone, Area Lead, Tameside Adult and Community Education

Liverpool

Amanda Scarbrough, Area Lead

Swindon

Rachel Loxston, Area Lead

Hillingdon

Joseph Freeman, Area Lead

Wolverhampton

Judith Heywood, Area Lead