Find out all the latest news from the Talk English project across the region.    

Great News for Talk English

On 26th February, Talk English welcomed Communities Minister, Lord Bourne, to Manchester Art Gallery where he announced the wonderful news that we were amongst the five successful bidders of the £4.5 million Integrated Communities English Language Programme.  This will help Talk English to continue providing opportunities for volunteers to support learners around the country to […]

Volunteer Training at Manchester Art Gallery

Saturday 10th November saw another lively and productive training day with our wonderful volunteers at Manchester Art Gallery.  46 volunteers attended from across the North West, including 21 from areas outside of Manchester such as Oldham, Salford, Bolton, Blackburn and Rochdale.  It was great to see so many enthusiastic people participating in activities, sharing ideas […]

Bradford’s lantern making workshop

A group of Talk English learners attended a lantern making workshop at Velvet Mills on Tuesday 9th October 2018. Katie from Cecil Green Arts hosted the lantern making workshop to create lanterns for Lister’s Lanterns Parade. It is a community lantern parade which takes place at Lister Park in Bradford. This year the event is […]

Great Day Out in Leeds for Talk English Learners from Yorkshire

On Wednesday 26th June, Talk English learners, volunteers and staff from across Yorkshire and Humber enjoyed a great day out at Leeds Kirkgate Market. Over 300 people came along to the event, including 250 learners from Bradford, Kirklees, Leeds and Sheffield.  For many learners from other parts of Yorkshire and Humber, it was their first […]

Talk English and find the glass slipper

On 20th December seventy-six learners and volunteers from Talk English Manchester courses went to see Cinderella at the Dancehouse Theatre. It was a traditional pantomime full of jokes, dance and music. The lighting and costumes were amazing and learners appreciated  the opportunity to see a familiar story as  a live performance. Everyone enjoyed the show […]

Congratulations to St Vincent’s!!

Talk English would like to congratulate St Vincent’s on their Jo Cox Award at the Leeds Compassionate City Awards Celebration 2017. St Vincent’s Community Learning and Development programme was honoured to be the winners of the Jo Cox Award at the Leeds Compassionate City Award Celebration 2017. St Vincent’s run a Community Learning and Development […]

Talk English learners from Learning Partnerships visit Leeds Armouries

Learners from Learning Partnerships arrived by riverboat (James Bond style) at the Royal Armouries Museum in Leeds to discover the history of war and conflict, and explore the national collection of arms and armour from around the world. Some of the learners even found artefacts from their own countries and this really inspired them to […]

Talk English Bradford out and about in Haworth

Talk English Bradford stepped into the picturesque village of Haworth on Wednesday 26th September 2017 to visit the Bronte Parsonage. Learners at Womenzone and Meridian Centre have been attending a 5 week workshop throughout summer to stitch and sew their names on 6-8 inches of cloth to display in Haworth as part of the Sew […]

Talk English wins the President’s Award at the Festival of Learning

On Thursday 21 September, we were delighted to be presented with the President’s Award at the Festival of Learning. The award recognises the dedication and enthusiasm of all of the volunteers, staff and organisations who have been involved in Talk English since we started in January 2014. To date, Talk English has engaged over 16,500 […]

Where can I take part in Talk English?

Talk English courses and activities are offered in many different areas of England. If you want to learn English or volunteer with us, get in touch!