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Charity appeals for volunteers offering language expertise

PUBLISHED: 11:05 31 January 2018 | UPDATED: 11:05 31 January 2018

The Language Cafe at Sams Coffee House is looking for new volunteers. Picture: Courtesy of Lee Johnson.

The Language Cafe at Sams Coffee House is looking for new volunteers. Picture: Courtesy of Lee Johnson.

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The organisers of specialist sessions designed to help people embrace new languages are looking for volunteers.

The café is an informal setting and welcomes participants of all abilities. Picture: Courtesy of Lee JohnsonThe café is an informal setting and welcomes participants of all abilities. Picture: Courtesy of Lee Johnson

Language Café takes place at Sams Coffee House on Bevan Street East in Lowestoft, giving members of the community an opportunity to come together and try their hand at unfamiliar languages.

Having been launched by Access Community Trust in June 2017, the café is an informal setting and welcomes participants of all abilities.

French classes are currently run by Richard Allen, a retired teacher who volunteers every Monday afternoon at 2.30pm.

Lee Johnson, arts and culture education coordinator for Access, said: “Language Café is a great way to learn and make new friends, but it is only possible due to people giving up their time to share their knowledge.

“Our goal is to offer more languages and for the sessions to eventually run every day.”

If you would Like to volunteer your language expertise, contact Lee Johnson via 07388 992923 or lee.johnson@accessct.org.


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