Improve your English: join at any time

Ivybridge Town Hall, Ivybridge

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.

Course content

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

How will I learn?

You will learn through varied activities working with others and on your own, as appropriate. You will practise reading, writing and speaking skills using a range of resources with both paper and computer based tasks available. Classes are taught in small, supportive groups.

How will my progress be monitored?

You will be encouraged to be responsible for your own learning. An individual learning plan will be used to record your targets and achievements.

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

Amanda Dooley is a functional skills English tutor with a wide range of knowledge and experience. Amanda has studied linguistics at degree level and has experience of delivering functional English classes tailored towards Entry level learners through to Level 2 accreditation.

Amanda is skilled at providing a safe, motivational and non-judgmental learning environment; enabling learners to fulfil their individual goals and to grow in confidence. The ‘Improve your English’ course focuses on the development of reading, writing and communication skills. It is designed to provide each learner with a solid foundation of literacy skills that will enable them to access a range of learning and employment opportunities.

Start date15 Sep 2017
End date27 Jul 2018
Start time09:30
End time12:00
Concessions not available