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Learning English
should be fun!

We all remember the teacher at school whose lessons were fun and engaging. More importantly, we remember the content too. Having fun has such a lot of benefits – not only do you learn the language, but you make friends and feel like you belong.

Creative English plays on this by using drama, puppets and games to teach English to those with very few or no language skills. Scenarios are inspired by real life and have soap opera style story lines that run from week to week.

  • Community-based
  • Overcomes barriers to learning
  • Volunteer-powered
  • Rooted in research
  • Independently evaluated
  • Helps people find belonging
  • Practical and fun

See it in action!

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Designed for delivery locally

Including
Churches – Mosques
Community Centres – Libraries
Schools – Synagogues

Tried and tested

Clear and proven methodology

High quality
training

Extensive
resource kits

Dr. Anne Smith PhD

Creative English was developed by FaithAction using Dr. Anne Smith‘s PhD research at Queen Mary University of London. The programme is based on the theory that drama-based sessions increase the sense of belonging for participants, and therefore help them learn at a quicker rate. Anne is now the Lead Trainer for the programme, providing training and support to groups running the course, while helping to develop areas of the programme even further.

In its first three years, over 6,000 learners benefited from Creative English classes. And 100% of those who had completed at least 10 sessions of the course said their confidence in general had improved as a result.

The programme initially received funding from the Ministry of Housing, Communities, and Local Government (MHCLG) in 2013, as part of a £6 million scheme to reduce isolation and marginalisation of communities across England.

In addition, we also ran the Creative English Innovation and Sustainability Fund in partnership with MHCLG in 2014. This gave out grants of up to £10,000 to 16 projects to build sustainability and support them in using creative methods of teaching English.

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Find out more about Creative English and the how we help people laugh their way to confident English!

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