Fircroft College have recently gained funding for delivering the award winning Talk English Programme in Birmingham. Funded by the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG), 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.

We are currently running 5 courses around Birmingham, with several activities available, over 20 volunteers supporting the progress and reach of the project and over 50 learners engaged!

Click here for our latest timetable, please note courses and activities will run until March 2018.

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

  1. Muslim Women’s Network
  2. Muath Trust
  3. Piers Road New Communities Association Centre
  4. Birmingham Vineyard Church
  5. Bolden Ltd
  6. Refugee Action
  7. Spring Housing Ltd
  8. Rise

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

If you are looking to gain some classroom experience supporting learners, want the challenge of leading an English learning activity or simply want to give back to your local community, please apply by completing the form below.

  1. Volunteer with us – we are currently still recruiting for Talk English Friends. The role is flexible and can be built around your current commitments.

        Talk English Application form

        Talk English Friends role description

  1. 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! 

If you require further information or would like to submit an application form, please email Neena Chauhan at [email protected]

Read the Talk English Project press release here.