English Conversation Clubs

Short video about our English Conversation Clubs

Join a free English Conversation Club

Would you like to be able to speak English with more confidence? Join a free English Conversation Club! Led by trained volunteers, our English Conversation Clubs let you practise speaking English in an informal, relaxed environment.

We have clubs almost every day (Monday to Saturday). Our clubs are free. To join a club, please complete our online booking form.

Become a volunteer (free training)

Our volunteer training course is accredited by City & Guilds. You will be working towards the Level 3 Award in Supporting Learning.

Who can do this training

  • This opportunity is open to adults of any background, who would like to volunteer to run informal English Conversation Clubs for non-English speaking adults in the borough of Waltham Forest.
  • To complete the course and gain the Level 3 City & Guilds, you will also need to be able to write confidently.
  • Ask us for an application pack if you have excellent communication skills, can get on with a diverse group of people, and can commit to supporting an English Conversation Club after the course finishes.


Blended learning: classes will be online as well as at our Queens Road Learning Centre (97 Queens Road, Walthamstow E17 8QR). For online sessions, you will receive access information after you have successfully enrolled.

How to enrol

  1. Email us for a volunteer application pack: conversationclub.als@walthamforest.gov.uk
  2. Complete and send us your application form.

Volunteering training (spring and summer 2021)

Our upcoming courses are below. You can also download the Volunteering (English Conversation Clubs) spring and summer 2021 course list (pdf, 123kb).

Volunteering training courses spring and summer 2021
Course code Workshop title Location Start date End date Day Time Fee
CO00004N Volunteer training for conversation clubs Queens Road + Online 26/02/2021 26/03/21 Fri 9.30am–1.30pm FREE [Enrol]
CO00005N Volunteer training for conversation clubs Queens Road + Online 24/04/2021 29/05/21 Fri 9.30am–1.30pm FREE [Enrol]
CO00006N Volunteer training for conversation clubs Queens Road + Online 11/06/2021 09/07/21 Fri 9.30am–1.30pm FREE [Enrol]

For more information about our Conversation Clubs, please email: conversationclub.als@walthamforest.gov.uk or call 020 8496 1130.