English language classes in London, Birmingham and Leicester
Talking Together is TimeBank’s exciting volunteering project in London, Birmingham and Leicester. It offers informal spoken language training to long-term UK residents who have little or no knowledge of English. Our practical input really can help transform someone's life, open doors and contribute to community integration.
Talking Together was one of six creative ideas to win a share of £6m from the Department for Communities and Local Government to launch new projects to bring English language learning into the heart of the community. We're delighted that we've now been able to extend the project and provide more classes - and that means we are looking for more volunteers to run them.
Volunteer with us!
We have now recruited all our volunteers for the time being, but if you are interested, do get in touch and we'll let you know about any further projects coming up.
This opportunity is open to anyone over 18 who would like a challenging yet enjoyable volunteering experience, to gain valuable new skills, and boost their CV. You don't need teaching experience - we offer full training. Language trainers will lead classes of up to 10 adults who have little or no spoken English, using a specially designed English course, adapting it as necessary to the requirements of the class. Talking Together language trainers are expected to teach two hour classes, twice a week for a period of six weeks.
We're really proud that our Talking Together project was awarded an Approved Provider Standard (APS), the national quality standard for mentoring and befriending projects.