July 2017 – MARCH 2018
QED in partnership with the Shipley College is delivering Phase-4 of the ‘Talk English’ project after a successful completion of its first three phases. Talk English offers Pre-entry ESOL courses in the community for members of BAME communities who speak little or no English to learn the language and get more involved in the wider society. Talk English Phase-4 engages with people in the community on multiple folds by:
1. Offering Free English courses in the community in Bradford and Keighley to help people improve their speaking, listening, reading and writing skills in English. These courses take place in QED Quest House and its service delivery partner centres Attock Community Association and Sangat Community Centre;
2. Recruiting Volunteer ESOL Teachers to teach ESOL courses at pre-entry level. Aspiring ESOL teachers or members of the public looking to use their skills and enthusiasm to make a difference in the lives of people can apply for this vacancy. Aspiring candidates are required to attend a brief training before they can join the project to teach the course and supported by QED throughout the duration of the project. For details please download ‘Volunteer ESOL Teacher – Role Description – Talk English’ leaflet.
3. organising a wide range of activities aimed at integrating people from BME backgrounds. These activities will be carried out by trained Talk English volunteers known as ‘Champions’. People from BAME backgrounds with low levels of English are eligible to join these activities and benefit by improving their English in informal settings. The aim of the activities is to help participants become confident members of the society whilst practising using English in everyday life aspects.
4. Recruiting ‘Champions’ who are community friendly volunteers who will deliver 1:1 support to the activities beneficiaries. ‘Champions’ aim to engage beneficiaries in informal means of learning English whilst indulging in a number of indoor and outdoor activities.
If you are a learner looking to join a course at Pre-entry level or looking to join these classes as volunteer call on 01274 545000 to speak with the project coordinator Sana Butt at QED.