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
Lisa Hasson began working for Learn Devon this year after relocating from Bedfordshire with her family. She has been teaching in Secondary and primary schools for over 20 years. As a fully qualified teacher with a BA Honours in English and a PGCE teaching qualification, she has specialised in GCSE English, literacy and improving English skills, and has held a position as Head of and Media Studies.
Lisa gained her love for her subject as a child. She was inspired by her teacher, who encouraged her enjoyment of literature and creative writing. It was then that she realised that teaching was to be her vocation. She is passionate about helping her learners to work hard and achieve their goals within an enjoyable learning environment.