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

Introducing our new teaching resource booklet…

This booklet contains lots of great warmers, starters and simple activities you can do with learners. These activities can be used at the beginning of a class as a warmer, or at any point to introduce or practise language in an active, communicative way. The activities that have been chosen use minimal paper and require […]

Rochdale Celebrations

Deeplish Community Centre’s 30th Anniversary Talk English volunteers were recognised at Deeplish Community Centre’s 30th Anniversary, where Mayor Sheerin, MP Tony Lloyd, Leader of the Council Alan Brett, and other local councillors presented them with certificates and awards.  Talk English delivered 7 classes at this venue last year, including an introduction to Driving Theory. Talk English […]

Talk English North West Celebrates!

On 4th July, Talk English learners and volunteers from around the North West came together at Manchester Cathedral to celebrate another year of success.  Talk English learners from all over Greater Manchester took part in activities around this year’s theme: The Environment with stallholders from Biffa and TfGM sharing information about sustainable living and the […]

Talk English on the radio

Star volunteer for Talk English in Manchester, Falahat Bokhari, joined Volunteer Mentor for Longsight and Levenshulme, Sam Orton, at local community radio station ALLfm.  Falahat answered questions about the project, her role as a volunteer and the benefits her learners gain from attending classes and going on trips together. “We go on trips to the […]

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 […]