Reading and writing skills: Entry level - join at any time

Ockment Centre, Okehampton

Who is this course for?

Is reading and writing a problem for you? Would you like to face the challenge in a small group with other adults who are in the same boat? If you have answered YES, then get in touch with us TODAY! This course is free..

You can only enrol on this course once you have had an assessment from an experienced Learn Devon Tutor. If you are interested in enrolling on this course please call 01822 613701 to make an appointment. We regret this course is not suitable for ESOL learners

Course content

This course really does start from scratch where learners have not yet learnt how to read and write. The tutor will discuss your learning aims with you. You will take part in a range of exercises to help you grasp the basics of reading and writing. Time will be made for you to participate in whole group and small group activities as well as complete tasks individually. You will be encouraged to use ICT to support your learning and develop new skills.

Support and feedback

You will receive regular feedback from your tutor. At the end of every session there will be an opportunity to reflect on progress made and areas that still require some practice. Record of this will be kept in your Individual Learning Plan. Both classwork and homework will be used to assess how well you are progressing towards your goals.

Additional costs and requirements

You will need: a pen, A4 lined paper, a folder or a binder to keep your work in and a pack of highlighters. You might find it useful to bring your own dictionary or thesaurus with you as well.

It is important that you commit to attending every week and keep in touch about the sessions you can’t make. There will be no classes in the school holidays.

Will I have to do anything outside of the session?

Yes. Effective learning requires regular practice and, therefore, you might be asked to complete up to an hour’s homework every week.

About the tutor

Isabel Knockaert started working for Learn Devon in 2007 and currently specialises in ESOL, Literacy and Functional Skills English. Prior to this she has taught in different countries including Poland and Belgium. Isabel gained her first degree in 2005 after having studied English pedagogy, British and American literature, applied linguistics and methodology of language teaching. She gained her Masters of Education in Applied Linguistics graduating from the Open University in 2013. Isabel is passionate about helping her learners to work hard and achieve their goals whilst embarking on relevant but enjoyable learning.

Isabel Knockaert, English and ESOL, Learn Devon

Start date18 Sep 2018
End date16 Jul 2019
Start time13:30
End time15:30
Concessions not available