“Come & Chat” is an open access drop-in English language class. Volunteer work with small groups of learners, to allow an opportunity to practise some spoken English. Our aim is to create a safe environment where someone new to Middlesbrough will feel as “at home” as our regular friends do. This is a place where people can feel comfortable enough to start saying the English words they know out loud, as well as somewhere they can practise more advanced conversation. Each session ends with a simple Community Lunch. Real-life meeting of the group is currently suspended due to covid-19. However, the group, and many of our other activity classes, now meets weekly by Zoom.