Volunteer Teacher Programme funded by the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG), the Talk English project aims to improve the language skills of people with little or no English in Blackburn with Darwen, Bradford, Burnley, Hyndburn, Kirklees, Manchester, Oldham, Pendle and Rochdale.
Through the Talk English project we are:
- Offering Talk English Courses in community settings to help people improve their speaking, listening, reading and writing skills in English. These courses are taught by volunteer ESOL teachers who are trained and supported through the project.
- Recruiting, training and supporting volunteer Talk English Friends who will offer 1:1 support to people with low levels of English in order to help them improve their language skills, access services and get more involved in their community.
- Working with local businesses and public services to increase ESOL awareness in staff and train them to be ‘sympathetic listeners’, enabling more people with low levels of English to Talk English Here and access services.
- Working with local services and community organisations, Talk English Activities will take place to provide further opportunities for people to practise their English.
- Developing a Talk English Website to provide general information about all aspects of the project and provide training and learning resources for Talk English volunteers and learners.
ESOL classes at Womenzone will start the week commencing 19th September 2016. If you would like to take part, you need to have been the UK for 12 months+ and be adult learners (19+). The classes will be Pre Entry and Entry 1. More information coming soon.
If you are interested in accessing this support, contact the centre by calling 01274665270 or emailing email@example.com
Volunteers Needed for Talk English
If you would like to be a DCLG Volunteer teacher then contact us for more information.