Talk English

Fircroft College have secured additional funding to continue delivering the award winning Talk English Programme in Birmingham from April 2019 to March 2020. We have just released our new course timetable for April 2019, please see below!

Funded by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG), Talk English is a volunteer led project that offers free English, for Speakers of other Languages (ESOL) at Beginner level (Pre Entry/Entry 1) for people with little to no levels of English within the local area.

From September 2017 to April 2019 we delivered a number of courses and activities around Birmingham, with over 50 volunteers trained on our free teacher training programme to deliver ESOL and 440 learners engaged! See our Impact snapshot from 2017 -2019 here

Some of the local community organisations we currently working with delivering this great learning opportunity are:

  1. Dorothy Parkes Centre Smethwick
  2. Woodview Community Centre Edgbaston
  3. Saheli Hub
  4. Suited for Success
  5. Muslim Women’s Network
  6. Piers Road New Communities Association Centre
  7. Birmingham Vineyard Church
  8. Bolden Ltd
  9. Refugee Action
  10. Rise
  11. Black Country Women’s Aid
  12. Meena Centre

We are running more courses around Birmingham and Sandwell, please download our Talk English Course Timetable for September to December 2019 below.

Talk English Timetable for January 2020

There are several ways you can get involved with the project:

  1. Volunteer with us as a Volunteer ESOL Tutor or Friend. Our next free teacher training dates are 15th and 16th January 2020. You can download the application form here
  2. Partner with us - if you wish to host a Talk English activity or have service users who would benefit from this we would love to hear from you! Please register your interest here

If you require further information please email Neena Chauhan at [email protected]