New students welcome to register for English classes in Newcastle and Sunderland

New students welcome to register for English classes in Newcastle and Sunderland

We deliver English classes for adults (18+) of all abilities in Newcastle and Sunderland and have registration every week. All you need to bring is some ID.

In Newcastle registration is every Monday 1:30 – 3:30pm at The CastleGate (NE1 2JQ)

In Sunderland registration is every Friday 10:00am – 12:00pm at 90 Coronation Street (SR1 2HE)

For information can be found on our ‘Contact Us’ page

Great North Run 2017!

Great North Run 2017!

If you are heading down to the Great North Run next weekend make sure to give our runners a cheer if you manage to spot them! We have 4 fantastic runners representing Action Foundation this year raising money to support our projects supporting vulnerable refugees, asylum seekers and other migrants in Newcastle, Gateshead and Sunderland!

You can find out more about our runners and show your support below!

Maria – Action Language Office Assistant and former student

Jonah – Founder of Open Arms and former Action Letting resident

Joe – Action Language volunteer teacher

Andy – Action Hosting volunteer host

Refugee Week Film Night!

Refugee Week Film Night!

Refugee Week is back and this year’s theme is ‘Different pasts, shared futures’. To celebrate the event and raise awareness of the fantastic work being done to support refugees living in the region we are holding a special film night in partnership with The Comfrey Project. The Comfrey Project works with refugees and asylum seekers across allotment sites in Newcastle and Gateshead to improve general well-being, support integration and provide a safe and secure place they can relax and socialise.

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15 for 7 Challenge!

15 for 7 Challenge!

Could you live for a week on £15? That’s just over £2 a day. Sound difficult?

That is the reality for over 200 destitute asylum seekers living in Tyne and Wear right now surviving on £15 a week provided by local charities.To raise awareness of the difficulties facing destitute asylum seekers and support our projects helping this vulnerable group we are asking you to be sponsored to try and live on £15 for 1 week.

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Action Foundation Celebration event!

Action Foundation Celebration event!

On the 30th November we held our annual Action Foundation celebration. This was an opportunity for us to thank all our learners, volunteers, residents and supporters for their hard work, encouragement and support over the past 12 months.
Over 140 guests attended including 77 learners, 37 volunteers and 11 residents. Together we played games, including a very competitive game of ‘build the tallest tower’, had lunch and listened to Action Foundation CEO Julian Prior talk about some highlights and achievements of the past 12 months.

Action Language client story – Mohammad

Action Language client story – Mohammad

Mohammad is one of our Action Language students currently studying in Pre-Entry A, our most basic level English class. Mohammad is originally from Sudan and came to the UK 7 months ago knowing absolutely no English. After arriving in Newcastle in June Action Language was recommended to him by friends and he began attending classes at the start of the academic year.

Mohammad says that it is important to learn English as it is an international language meaning he can communicate with many people from different countries. He also says it is very important as it enables him to access basic services like the bank and post office, decreasing his reliance on friends for help. Mohammad says he is enjoying learning English and he likes his teacher a lot and the lessons are always fun and interesting, although he sometimes finds it hard. He says his favourite thing about Action Language is the opportunity to meet people and socialise and says he has made many new friends from different nationalities and greatly looks forward to each lesson. Mohammad wishes to continue learning English, increase his confidence and hopes to get a job in the future.