Due to the coronavirus pandemic, most of our services are being delivered remotely. Please click here to see how this service has been affected.

Adult Education

As a long-standing community centre, we pride ourselves in providing the resources and support that the members of our community need to thrive. Part of this is our Community Learning programme of adult education, which includes English and Spanish classes, employability workshops, IT courses, and more. 

Our remote classes have allowed us to expand our offering to people across the UK. Most of our adult learners are Latin Americans, but everyone is welcome! Our classes are designed to be an inclusive space for people of all ages and backgrounds. 

ESOL English classes

Our ESOL English classes aim to develop your speaking and listening skills for use in day-to-day life. We offer various levels and both morning and evening classes. 

  • 10-week courses
  • FREE, donations welcome
  • Beginner to Intermediate level
  • 2×2 hour classes per week

Spanish Classes

¿Hablas español? Our Saturday morning classes for beginners are perfect for those who want to pick up a new language. Ideal for parents of our Spanish Saturday School students!

  • 10-week courses
  • Saturdays 11 AM – 13 PM
  • Beginner level
  • £60 for all ten classes

Employability Workshops

Our employability courses and workshops are designed to help members of our community with areas like applications, interviews, and workplace skills. 

Learning resources

  • English
  • Spanish
  • General

Want to learn English at home? Here are a few useful resources to get you started!

YouTube Channels

BBC Learning English - The BBC's official channel for learning English has a huge range of videos, including videos on pronunciation, grammar, vocabulary, and more! There are even videos helping you build your English skills in context, for example through news reports. 

British Council Learn English - British Council is a worldwide leader in English teaching, and their YouTube channel is full of practical videos helping you to use English in everyday conversation as well as in your professional life. If you're interested in learning English with your kids, you can also try their dedicated children's channel

Business English Pod - Looking to specifically build your English skills for the workplace? This YouTube channel has everything you need to navigate the world of work in English, with videos on finance, project management, marketing, and more. 

Easy English - Language classes are great, but nothing beats actually hearing native speakers. This channel interviews real British people on the street to ask them about a given topic, and provides the answers with subtitles so you can learn as you listen. 

Apps

Duolingo - The world's most popular language app is number 1 for a reason. Duolingo lesson are short, fun, and free. 

Learn English Grammar - This app from British Council is great for getting to grips with English's grammar. 

HelloTalk - This app connects you with native language speakers around the world so you can exchange your knowledge - you help someone with their Spanish or Portuguese, and they can help you with your English!

Memrise - A fun app focused on teaching you new words in an intuitive way. 

Want to learn Spanish at home? Here are a few useful resources to get you started!

YouTube Channels

FluentU Spanish - This channel is filled with short, fun videos that help you learn Spanish through movies, TED talks, TV shows, and more. 

Lirica - With videos showing original Spanish lyrics with English translations, this is the best way to learn Spanish for music fans - there's even a whole playlist for Reggaeton!

Websites

Speaking Latino - Want to speak Spanish like a local? This website explores the unique slang and grammar of different Latin American countries. 

Forvo - For those who are working on their pronunciation, Forvo has a huge library of recordings, so you can hear exactly how to pronounce any word. 

Apps

Duolingo - The world's most popular language app is number 1 for a reason. Duolingo lesson are short, fun, and free. 

SpeakEasy Spanish- A simple phrasebook with all the basics you need to communicate. There's even flashcards so you can practice! 

HelloTalk - This app connects you with native language speakers around the world so you can exchange your knowledge.

Memrise - A fun app focused on teaching you new words in an intuitive way. 

The following free websites and services are fantastic ways of learning new skills at home. 

Coursera - Coursera partners with leading universities around the world to provide first-rate courses on a wide range of subjects, many of them free. 

FutureLearn - Similarly to Coursera, FutureLearn has a vast catalogue of free courses developed by high-level experts. 

Google Digital Garage - Google's free education platform focuses on digital marketing, with simple videos accessible to everyone. Particularly useful for small business owners and entrepreneurs. 

Codecademy - The best free resource for people who want to learn coding, with tutorials for every experience level, including complete beginners. 

Open Yale Courses - Dozens of full courses from Yale University, each made up of several filmed lectures. Everything from literature to history, economics, and science. 

Stanford Online - Similar to Open Yale Courses, with a vast catalogue of courses from Stanford University. 

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