Improve your English: join at any time
Who is this course for?
Information days are being held where you can find out more, have the opportunity of taking an initial skills assessment and enrol on a course.
Passmore Edwards Centre, Newton Abbot on Tuesday 22nd August
The Mansion, Totnes on Monday 21st August.
This course will enable you to improve your English under the tuition of a qualified English teacher who will assist you with learning at your own pace and enable you to set your own goals. Progression opportunities will be available.
Courses cover different levels and include the skills of communication, reading and writing used in everyday situations such as
• contributing to formal discussion of ideas and opinions
• interpreting meaning in sentences
• planning and adapting texts
• planning and drafting writing
Support and feedback
We have an Individual Learning Plan which is completed by you and the tutor so that you can see how you are improving towards your goals.
Additional costs and requirements
You can only enrol on this course once you have had an initial assessment with an experienced Learn Devon Tutor to determine which course is most suitable for your needs. The course requires regular attendance and extra work at home.
A4 file, writing materials and lined paper to be brought to the first and subsequent lessons.
Will I have to do anything outside of the session?
Weekly homework will be used to practise, check understanding of topics covered and provide feedback on progress.
About the tutor
Maureen Williams currently works as an ESOL (English for Speakers of other Languages), English and Employability tutor for Learn Devon. She also works as an ESOL tutor for Exeter College. In addition she is internal verifier for the ESOL exams. Prior to this Maureen was headteacher at Vranch House Special School in Exeter.
Maureen has two Masters degrees in the field of education and educational research. She is also a published author of books on dyspraxia.
“I really enjoy teaching adults and helping them to achieve their goals which are often connected to improving their English or getting the right job.”
Maureen Williams, ESOL, English Tutor, Learn Devon