English Conversation & Coffee

One of TWR’s most popular regular activities is our English Conversation & Coffee sessions.  These are informal sessions held weekly that offer a regular, safe and welcoming occasion for resettled families to come together with local volunteers. Individuals are paired with a local volunteer, and they converse in English for the first hour. Stimulating materials are provided to facilitate conversations. The second hour is more sociable with coffee and biscuits provided.
Communal games with a language focus are enjoyed together by all participants. This project complements the formal ESOL teaching offered by resettlement authorities. It provides a supportive opportunity to practice English and gain confidence. It encourages cultural exchange that increases understanding and empathy in both directions. It fosters relationships both within the resettled community and with local volunteers.

We have recently extended these sessions to give attendees an opportunity to improve their computer skills (as pictured).

The sessions run during term-time at 11:00 on Tuesdays and Thursdays in Taunton and on Wednesdaya in Bridgwater. Do get in touch if you are intertested in joining us as either a volunteer or becuase you wish to improve your English.

TWR are grateful to the HPC Community Fund and Somerset Community Foundation for their financial support that enables us to continue and expand these sessions.

Thanks are also due to SCHol Tech who have provided us with the refurbished laptops for use during computer training sessions.