SAVTE is a Sheffield based charity who train and support volunteers to teach English to people in their homes and at community based conversation clubs.

Sheffield Association for the Voluntary Teaching of English was established in 1974 and continues to lead the way with their exceptional contribution to this work.

Our aim is to help reduce isolation by helping people develop their everyday language skills so that they become more confident and empowered to integrate more fully into the Sheffield community.

Our learners come to us because they cannot attend English classes, they may have a health or mobility difficulty, they may be caring for small children or another adult, or due to due to life circumstances they may be dealing with trauma and their confidence and mental health is so severely affected that they need more personal support.

Our volunteers are people who want to help and make a difference as well as meet other people and learn new skills. We have almost 100 volunteers from all over the city, at any one time.

Our  Partners are a wide range of organisations who come into contact with people needing support with learning English, our referral process is simple and we are able to teach learners anywhere in the city. (link to partner page )

SAVTE is a member of the City ESOL Forum and we produce the ESOL Directory of all ESOL classes and conversation groups in the city.

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Patron:  The Rt Hon. the Lord Blunkett
Registered Charity No. 1081597 – Company No. 3865216