Learning English in England is full of so many benefits and you are guaranteed to master the language faster than learning back at home. A simple visit to a museum, buying your groceries or ordering a meal are helping you practice and perfect your fluency every day! You meet native English speakers everyday wherever you go but a good way to ensure you are mixing with locals is to join a club in the city.

One of our students, Giaele, has shown great initiative and decided to join a local knitting club to mix with local Liverpudlians and to improve her English in a natural, fun environment. We asked her a few questions about it:

  1. What is the knitting club? This club meet every Tuesday evening (at Cuthbert’s Bakehouse on Mount Pleasant) and brings together several people who are passionate about knitting and crocheting. With the support of more experienced knitters, it is easier to learn or improve new techniques and create unique and colourful products. The most common are for example scarves, sweaters and gloves. Besides that, this club is a great opportunity to meet new people and socialize in front of a cup of tea and a piece of cake!
  2. How did you find information about it? It all started with the idea of learning something new. After a quick search on the internet I found information about this club.
  3. What do you like about it? How does it help you with practising English and life in Liverpool? I like it because it is a quiet environment and all the people are very nice. They were also helpful and patient and they taught me the basics of knitting. During these meetings, different topics are discussed and opinions and experiences are shared. This is a great opportunity to practice English outside of school and get used to the local language.

There are many clubs across Liverpool that are open to new members. Whether you have a skill you wish to continue practicing or you’re interested in learning something totally new, it is one of the best ways to experience Liverpool like a local and practice English on the go!

We have listed some examples of clubs you could join whilst you’re studying in Liverpool.

Knitting: Why not follow Giaele’s example and give knitting a try? It is just up the road from school and every Tuesday evening!
https://cuthbertsbakehouse.co.uk/knitting-club/

Photography: Join ‘Liverpool Photography’ on Meetup.com to find out about the photo walks and events they are organising! You will need to bring your own camera but it is perfect for beginner level and beyond.
https://www.meetup.com/Liverpool-Photography-Meetup/

Sketching: Liverpool Urban Sketcher’s are a brilliant group to join because as well as meeting people and practicing your drawing skills, you will have many souvenirs of the city to keep forever or to send to friends!
https://www.facebook.com/groups/urban.sketchers.liverpool/

Free Running: Check out Airborn Academy’s adult classes: https://www.airbornacademy.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Timetable-06.10.18.pdf https://www.airbornacademy.com/