Improve your English: join at any time
Who is this course for?
Please do not enrol online, contact 01395 223851 to arrange to meet with the tutor.
The course is for anyone and each learner works at their own pace and level progressing onto the next stage when ready.
The course can cover several levels between Entry 1 and Level 2.
Everyday reading, writing and communication. This includes work on spelling, punctuation and grammar, writing for everyday use, reading texts (e.g. newspapers) and communicating well in everyday situations (e.g. telephone conversations).
You will learn with a group of people who have the same needs and interests but you will have your own personal plan for your learning which relates to what you want to be able to do yourself.
Support and feedback
There is a learning plan tailored to suit your needs and lots of chances to talk to your tutor about your progress and to record it.
Additional costs and requirements
You should bring a notebook/notepaper and pen.
The course is not suitable for ESOL learners
Will I have to do anything outside of the session?
Yes effective learning requires regular practice at home. Your tutor set short homework tasks to help you practise the work done in the weekly session.
You will be encouraged to make use of such as internet websites, links and clips for self-study activities.
About the tutor
Fiona Prideaux currently works as a literacy tutor for Learn Devon. Prior to this she worked for 15 years as a Primary School teacher in London, and later specialised as an EMA teacher, working with children and parents whose first language was not English. Before that she had her own business designing and selling costume jewellery.
Fiona has a BA in English Literature and History from the University of London, a PGCE from the University of Surrey and an Additional Diploma in Teaching Literacy in the Lifelong Learning Sector from Exeter College.
Fiona particularly enjoys teaching creative writing and was recently involved in publishing a book of autobiographical work from a group she worked with at The Esther Community in Exeter. The Esther Community is a hostel for homeless women with high support needs. The book, ‘Five Lives’, is now being sold throughout the UK to help promote therapeutic writing to hostels and charities that deal with the issues of alcohol addiction, domestic violence, self harming and homelessness. The Five Lives play, written partly by Fiona and based on the book, was recently performed as part of the Exeter Ignite Festival in June 2014.