Welcome to Talk English

Manchester Adult Education Service works with many different organisations to provide courses and activities that 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 Manchester.

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

Volunteer with us

We provide training and support to people who would like to volunteer to help people learn English. Watch the video to find out more:

To register your interest in volunteering with us, apply on our website.  

Once we have received your application we will invite you to one of the following information sessions where you can find out more about the project, the volunteering role and the training we offer.

Our next information sessions will be:

Greenheys Adult Learning Centre, Upper Lloyd St M14 4HZ

Friday the 6th of September, 12:30 – 2:30

Friday the 13th of September, 9:30 – 11:30

Wednesday the 11th of September, 5:00 – 7:00

Abraham Moss Adult Learning Centre, Crescent Road M8 5UF

Monday the 16th of September, 12:30 – 2:30

Talk English Volunteer Training Courses 

Preparing to Volunteer with Talk English 

Get the skills and knowledge you need to support learners on Talk English Courses and Activities. This is an essential course for all Talk English volunteers. You will need to attend for 10 hours over 4 sessions.

Teach with Talk English

Develop the skills and knowledge you will need to prepare, deliver and assess inclusive learning activities. This an additional 5 hour course delivered over two sessions.

Level 3 Award in Education and Training

Get the skills, knowledge  and experience you need to teach ESOL in the community and work towards a nationally recognised teaching qualification.  The contents includes lesson planning, writing a scheme of work, meeting individual learner needs and assessment. You will also be formally assessed at your teaching placement. This is an additional 14 week course for those who have completed initial training with Talk English and volunteered with us.

We also offer regular training sessions throughout the year.

Volunteer Training in September 2019

Preparing to Volunteer and Teach with Talk English – six week course

Greenheys Adult Learning Centre, Upper Lloyd St M14 4HZ

Tuesdays, 5:00 – 7:30 starting on the 17th of September

Fridays, 12:30 – 3:00 starting on the 20th of September

Abraham Moss Adult Learning Centre, Crescent Road M8 5UF

Mondays, 12:30 – 3:00  starting on the 23rd of September

Longsight Library and Learning Centre, 519 Stockport Road M12 4NE

Mondays, 12:30 – 3:00  starting on the 23rd of September

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