Plymouth, United Kingdom
KC English is a communications and training organisation. We provide language classes in English for migrant workers and foreign visitors to the UK, also French, Spanish and Polish classes for English speakers. We arrange home-stay English language courses for foreign students, based around full immersion into the local community. Our aim is to generate new incomes for local people, while enriching our area with links to other parts of Europe.
We provide support for work on intercultural communication and understanding. This includes coordination of trainers for active learning sessions, access to teaching resources, project management and support. We have a wide network across Europe for international cooperation and shared activity.
Our target group is language learners, individuals and organisations who want to develop intercultural and international understanding, and those interested in active training. We work hard to support community organisations, especially voluntary groups in our area, because we see this as an important driver of social cohesion, community self-support and confidence building. Approximately 50% of our work is connected to support for disadvantaged residents in our local community area. These include migrant workers and their families, and those with limited educational achievement.
KC English has strong experience in working with local volunteers. We regularly bring local volunteers in to our project activities such as woodland work., that is clearing paths, planting trees, map making and publicity.
KC English is new to Grundtvig GMP projects. Our experience of Grundtvig so far has come from Learning Partnership and Senior Volunteering activities. However, we have links with other local companies that have experience of large scale LLP and we will collaborate informally with them for support in the initial stages of the project. One company was involved in the “Green Fingers” Grundtvig project. This project arranged exchange visits for gardeners working with young people, co-ordinated by them. They also have links with a national gardening project called Groundworks. Groundworks provide staff, volunteers and support for a city-based project which offers gardening opportunities for disadvantaged people in Plymouth.
KC English, UK
The Manse Garrett Street, Cawsand, Cornwall PL10 1PD
West Country UK
Tel: +44 1752 822444