Improve your English: join at any time
Who is this course for?
This course is offered as classroom based learning at the Passmore Edwards Centre in Newton Abbot. Please note that if regional lockdown is activated this course will be offered as on-line learning via Zoom.
The time and day will remain the same, along with your tutor.
This course is for anyone wanting to improve their English language skills. This can range from entry level all the way up to Level 2 qualifications. You can enrol at any time throughout the year and our tutors will tailor your learning exactly around your needs. This is a very flexible course, you will work at your own pace and you will be set your own goals. There will be lots of progression opportunities available to you along the way.
We encourage anyone to enrol who wants to improve their English, whether that’s to help their children with their homework, to gain a qualification for further studies or just to brush up on their skills. This course will help you boost your employment opportunities and prepare you for further study.
As the course covers different qualification levels the content will be designed to meet your exact needs. This will include the skills of communication, reading and writing.
Our classes are small and welcoming, you will work with others and on your own. You will also be using a computer to do some research, reading and other activities to enhance your study experience. We encourage you to regularly attend our classes and to spend some extra time on self-study at home.
Support and feedback
Our tutors are supportive and friendly, they work with our learning support assistants who are at hand to help you with any learning difficulties or disabilities. Your progress will be tracked, and you will be encouraged to take responsibility for your own learning. Using a tailored learning plan our tutors will provide you with feedback to help you achieve your learning goals.
Additional costs and requirements
To enrol on this course, you will first need to meet with one of our friendly Learning Support Coordinators. Through a skills check they will make sure that this is the right course for you. To make an appointment with our team please contact your local Learn Devon centre.
We will signpost you to the text books, dictionaries, and any other reading materials you may need. You will need to bring along an A4 file, writing materials and lined paper to your classes.
Will I have to do anything outside of the session?
To achieve your learning goals, we will encourage you to do weekly homework. This will help you practice, enhance your progression and often involve exploring topics for discussion.
About the tutor
Kate Munrow has worked as an English tutor for Learn Devon over the past 10 years teaching ESOL, Literacy, Functional Skills and GCSE English.
Qualifications include a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Exeter University, a PGCE in Post Compulsory Education and Training from Plymouth University, an ADTLLS Subject Specialism (Literacy) qualification and an RSA/Cambridge certificate in TEFLA (Teaching English as a Foreign Language).
Helping people to feel confident about using English in their everyday lives is important to Kate.
“As adults, we often really worry about our English skills and it can stop us doing what we want to in life. It’s great to see how quickly people learn and start to take pride in their improved reading or writing skills and how this leads to other things: a new job, a new hobby or simply enjoying a good book.”
Kate Munrow, Area tutor, Learndevon