SAVTE provides a range of English learning opportunities, these may be in the home, in conversation groups or small classes for parents and their young children.

Learn at home

SAVTE’s language volunteers support people in their homes to help them learn and practice English.

We teach people who cannot go to a class usually due to health reasons or caring responsibilities.

Most learners are referred from organisations supporting people, but if you know someone who is isolated and could benefit from one to one support, please complete our referral form.


Learn in a Conversation Group

Everyone is welcome at our Conversation Groups
They are free to attend and open to anyone who wants to practice their English and meet other people. Some of our groups are women only – please check.
Where can I find a group? All our groups are now on the Learn English website (link below).Do you want to set up a conversation group in your area?
SAVTE works with local organisations to start new groups where there is a need. Please get in touch with us HERE.


Learn English website -( – This website lists all English classes in Yorkshire and Humber, all of SAVTE’s classes and conversation groups are listed here, along with many others.

Feedback from a mental health social worker  – Sheffield Health and Social Care Trust:

As a mental health social worker, I have witnessed the very positive work done by SAVTE volunteers, the kindness of the organisation alongside the confidence people develop in speaking English is great and clearly assists mental health recovery. My client ZM got to the point where she was managing without the need for an interpreter at most of her support sessions. The kindness of the volunteer was very important to assist the client’s progress.”