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 nearets 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
Fiona Prideaux, literacy tutor for Learn Devon and specialised EMA teacher.
Fiona qualifications include a BA in English Literature and History from the University of London, a PGCE from the University of Surrey and an Additional Diploma in Teaching Literacy in the Lifelong Learning Sector from Exeter College.
Fiona offers English and creative writing courses and was recently involved in publishing a book of autobiographical work from a group she worked with at The Esther Community in Exeter.