Action Language

Contact Action Language – 0191 2113545 (Newcastle) / 0191 5670222 (Sunderland) /

Action Language provides free English courses in Newcastle and Sunderland city centre. Our aim is to provide ESOL classes to refugees, asylum seekers and other migrants unable to access mainstream classes in a supportive environment.

All our free classes are taught by qualified (CELTA or above) volunteer teachers and supported by enthusiastic and motivated volunteer classroom assistants. If you would like to get involved with Action Language as a volunteer in either of these roles visit our volunteer page for more details.

Currently we provide

  • Skills for Life – We deliver this course in Newcastle and Sunderland for learners of all abilities – Complete beginner up to Level 2
  • ESOL for Employability – This intensive 4 week course runs in Newcastle and Sunderland and helps prepare students to gain employment in the UK
  • Skills for Life in the community – to reach isolated communities in Newcastle we deliver a weekly skills for life class in partnership with The Millin Charity in Benwell. This class is for females only and free childcare is provided.

In addition to our free classes we provide professional English courses including IELTS and Cambridge FCE through our Action Language PRO project.

It was the best opportunity for me to come to the English classes and the teacher was very friendly and I am meeting new people. I think that I am improving my English and my normal life. I think it’s very different because before I started coming to the English class I was very frustrated because I don’t have nothing to do at all. Nothing! So when I started coming I started to feel more happy and more smiling, yes. It was a very good improvement

(Skills for Life learner)

Action Language is grateful for the support of

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Learn English Together! (LET)

We are looking for organisations and small community groups in the North East to be part of an exciting new project!

Many people would like to help refugees and asylum seekers but don’t know where to start, or know that English language support is needed but don’t know how to provide it. This is where Learn English Together (LET) can help!

LET is a pilot project providing training and resources to enables organisation or small community groups to start their own English language sessions – all you need are enthusiastic volunteers and some learners!

LET will provide support with;

Recruiting volunteers and learners

Training including safeguarding

Resources for 10 week courses

Monitoring and evaluation

Encouragement and support

If you are a member of an organisation and are interested in getting involved or finding out more please call 0191 2113545 or email We would love to hear from you!

This project is supported by;