Innovative ways your organisation can partner with Speak Street
We hold reading clubs for our existing beneficiaries from refugee backgrounds in-house or at an interesting community venue, such as a museum or an art gallery.
Speak Street can pop up in your workplace as part of a communications strategy or a one-off event celebrating diversity and encouraging language learning. Partnering with Speak Street can help to raise employee satisfaction and retention as well as aligning your core values with a trusted local community partner.
3 big outcomes of these sessions are:
- Fun, flexible and impactful volunteering opportunities for employees
- We can come to you, overcoming any logistical barriers for your employees.
- It’s easy, as long as you are a fluent English speaker, with a patient and positive attitude you can provide immeasurable help to someone by simply helping someone to practice reading aloud.
We can provide regular language classes or pop up in the
dining area or other communal area and employees can pop
in to take part from as little as 5 minutes.
It’s a memorable team building exercise and we can work with native
speaking employees beforehand to showcase their skills and promote the event!
Check out our event with Linklaters to give you an idea here.
3 big outcomes of these events are:
• Fun, social event for your employees without
leaving the building
• Celebrate your global business, as this event will align
with an internal communications strategy to raise
awareness of overseas branches.
• Offer your employees the chance to practice their
foreign language skills.
Speak Street Impact
“I had been living in the area for several years and
had been struggling with my social life, having to go
across London to find social activities. Speak Street
was key to giving me the confidence that we could
have a “community” in the area.” – Toni
“I have learnt many things about different languages
often through funny misunderstandings, which are
then resolved. Humour and conversation are a great
way to learn and teach languages as it gives a memory
to which the lesson can be attached. What makes
Speak Street different is that it’s friendly and feels
like it’s there to help people and make a difference
in the community, not just to make money” – Tatjiana
“The atmosphere at Speak Street is relaxed and
friendly and without stress. Everyone concerned is
positive in assisting others regardless of their level and
as it is not given to everyone to feel at ease “making
a fool of themselves”, it is the communal good spirit
that encourages even the shyest and most nervous to
give it a go.” – John