Bradford's 'Circle for Foreign Languages' is unique in England. it has existed for over 100 years, owns its own building and lets out part. With its property income it manages to keep members' subs to £10 per annum [no typos here!!] Tea, coffee or cold drinks in the interval cast 10p a cup.
Spanish, Italian, French and German Sections each have their own evening of the week. I go to the Spanish Section and we have alternate weeks of conversation iwth those involving an internal or external speaker, often a native Spanish speaker.
The Centre is well equipped and has a library of books for each of its languages. The phone number is that of the Secretary, Sally Clegg.
Address: 10 Eldon Place - off Manningham Lane.
OK so Haworth isn't really off the beaten path since it is littered with tourists BUT it isn't in Bradford itself either so I had to put it somewhere. Haworth is where the Bronte sisters grew up and got the inspiration for Jane Eyre, Wuthering Heights and all their other masterpieces. You can visit their home here as well as walk on the moors. See my Haworth page for further details.