Improve your English - join anytime

Arts Centre, Bideford

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

Rosemary Dymond, works as an Area Tutor (Literacy) for Learn Devon and is based in northern Devon. She has worked in an Area Tutor capacity since its inception in 2011. Prior to this she taught English, ALDD and also Family Learning classes for DACL on a sessional basis for six years. She also works as an arts and languages tutor with the Open University.

Rosemary has a Masters Degree in Education from The Open University and a BA in Humanities from The Open University. She also has a Post Graduate Certificate of Education – Post compulsory Education, L4 Adult Literacy Specialism, and QTLS status.

“Life is a continual journey of discovery – we are never too old to learn and move forward! I love working with people to enable them to achieve and gain a sense of fulfilment and perhaps make a real difference to their lives. Learning should be fun!”

Rosemary Dymond, Area Tutor (Literacy)

Start date18 Sep 2018
End date23 Jul 2019
Start time09:30
End time12:00
Concessions not available