Improve your English: join at any time
Who is this course for?
You can only enrol on this course through a friendly chat and skills check with an experienced Learn Devon Learning Support Co-ordinator.
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.
The course requires regular attendance and extra work at home.
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 by a mixture of working with others and on your own. There will be whole class teaching too. You will do some research work, reading and some activities using a computer. 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
A4 file, writing materials and lined paper to be brought to the first and subsequent lessons.
You will have an Initial Assessment with our tutor to determine what level you need to be working at.
Will I have to do anything outside of the session?
Weekly homework will be used to practice, check understanding of topics covered and provide feedback on progress.
About the tutor
Kate Munrow has worked as an English tutor for Learn Devon over the past 10 years teaching ESOL, Literacy, Functional Skills and GCSE English.
Qualifications include a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Exeter University, a PGCE in Post Compulsory Education and Training from Plymouth University, an ADTLLS Subject Specialism (Literacy) qualification and an RSA/Cambridge certificate in TEFLA (Teaching English as a Foreign Language).
Helping people to feel confident about using English in their everyday lives is important to Kate.
“As adults, we often really worry about our English skills and it can stop us doing what we want to in life. It’s great to see how quickly people learn and start to take pride in their improved reading or writing skills and how this leads to other things: a new job, a new hobby or simply enjoying a good book.”
Kate Munrow, Area tutor, Learndevon