Improve your English: join at any time

Ivybridge Town Hall, Ivybridge

Who is this course for?

This course is offered online to support continued learning during the Covid19 pandemic.

Please note that if/when this course can run face to face, the time and day will remain the same, along with your tutor.

The venue for direct learning will be Ivybridge Town Hall.

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.

Course content

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.

You will be working with your tutor in a virtual learning environment using an online video platform called Zoom.  You will be accompanied in your virtual class, with other learners.

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 supply you with all 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.

You will need a laptop / PC / phone / tablet with a camera and microphone/headphones and a good internet connection.

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

Hi. My name is Sarah I am the tutor on the Learn Devon English course; I have a degree in English Language and Literature and a postgraduate certificate in literacy and dyslexia. I have a special interest in the wider implication in literature and the routes of the English language. I enjoy working with people and hope that my experiences as a dyslexic can help others to realise that anybody can develop their English skills if they want to.

Start date11 Dec 2020
End date16 Jul 2021
Start time10:00
End time12:00
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