How does it work?

Talking Together works predominantly with learners from the Bangladeshi, Somali and Pakistani communities, most of whom are women over the age of 19. 

Research shows that it’s women in these communities who make up the largest proportion of non-English speakers. We want them to be able to play a greater role in their community and to be able to better support their families in day to day activities.

Each programme is 6 or 12 weeks long (depending on location) and each class generally lasts for two hours. They’re delivered in informal, friendly settings in the community, during the day on weekdays, and often provide crèche facilities.

Classes focus on using English in everyday life, such as making appointments, contacting emergency serices, shopping and telling the time.