Our work in the community

At train to TEFL, we not only train people to become great teachers, but we also teach English to speakers of other languages.  Based in Greater Manchester in the UK, we work with local community organisations, councils, and charities to deliver top quality free ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) provision.

We aim to empower our learners by helping them develop their English language skills. Classes are free to anyone in need of language support including workers, people seeking refuge or asylum, working parents, BNO’s and members of settled communities.

Train-to-TEFL English classes are accessible to everyone. They are delivered in face-to-face community settings and online in the mornings, afternoons, evenings and at weekends. This gives our learners the flexibility to work or look after children and still learn English, helping them build happy, fulfilling, and productive lives in the UK.

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Volunteering and Work Experience

One of the best things you can do to gain confidence and keep building on the teaching skills you acquired during your Trinity CertTESOL or CELTA course is to get back into the classroom as soon as possible. Not only will this help you maintain momentum but also give you the post certificate teaching experience that employers value .

We provide continued support and mentoring and have plenty of opportunities for you to gain post-certificate teaching experience on a voluntary basis in a face-to-face or online setting. Benefit from ongoing training,  peer support and opportunities to observe experienced teachers whilst building on your skills through our mentoring scheme.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please register with us.

Training and consulting

With the unprecedented rise in trans-national mobility, schools and colleges across the UK are seeing changes to the student demographicesol-in-action-image which impact on the cultural and communicative norms both inside and outside of the classroom. To respond to these changes and the challenges they bring, teachers are increasingly required to support pupils who have English as an Additional Language.

To help your talent to develop and maintain the language and teaching skills needed in an increasingly globalised sector, Train-to-TEFL delivers tailor-made ESOL and Teacher Training related workshops in schools, FE colleges and community/charity-based organisations to cater for INSET, Continuing Professional Development and volunteer training initiatives.

If you think we can help, contact us at to discuss how we can help your organisation improve teaching provision for children, young people and parents with English language needs.

For up-to-date information on volunteer opportunities and bespoke training courses and events contact Suzannah at