Improve your English: join at any time

Passmore Edwards Centre, Newton Abbot

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.

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 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

Samantha works as a Learn Devon Tutor, delivering ‘Improve Your English’ and ‘Raise Your Potential’ courses. She holds a BA (Hons) degree in English and Drama, a PGCE in English and a Master’s degree in English Literature. As a qualified teacher, she has over twenty-five years of experience in teaching English Language, Literature, Literacy and Media Studies, in a range of different educational organisations. Her previous experience includes working with both adult and school-age learners, to deliver Functional Skills, Literacy, GCSE and A Level courses.

“The thing I like most about teaching is when you help people to achieve more than they thought they could, when they started. Every expert I’ve ever met started out as a new learner…”

Samantha Tobin

Learn Devon Tutor

Start date18 Sep 2018
End date23 Jul 2019
Start time10:00
End time12:00
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