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 Coordinator. To make a local appointment to confirm which course is most suitable for your needs, please contact your nearest centre. This course will enable you 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 can only enrol on this course through a friendly chat and skills check with an experienced Learn Devon Learning Support Coordinator.
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
Jo has worked for Learn Devon, Devon County Council for 18 years, initially as a playworker and then trained and qualified as an Adult Education Tutor. She has worked for many years as a Family Learning Tutor, teaching a wide variety of courses such as Family Literacy, Family Maths, SEAL, Building Confidence and Self – Esteem, Animation and Outdoor learning courses.
Jo has also set up pilot courses for Employability and ICT, such as the ‘Time to Project’ in Exeter to help hard to reach members of the community gain confidence to learn and gain qualifications.
She has experience and qualifications in retail management where she worked as a manager, area trainer and assessor. This has enabled her to use those skills to teach Customer Service Skills and Communication Skills for Learn Devon.
Over the last two years Jo has also developed an ‘Improve Your English’ (Functional Skills) class in the community, with a second one due to commence shortly. She also continues to teach a variety of Family Learning courses.
‘I enjoy teaching and seeing the learners become more confident in their abilities and progress on to other courses, help their children with their learning, gain qualifications or employment.’