ESOL: English for speakers of other languages: For inclusion
Who is this course for?
This course is for adults who speak English as a second language.
The course will help you improve your English so that you can get more out of your life here in your local community and the UK.
It will also help you if you want to go onto further studies or improve your employment prospects.
You must be eligible for the advertised course fee i.e. you must have been resident in an EU country for at least 3 years prior to joining the course
The course will cover:
speaking and listening
reading and writing
vocabulary punctuation and grammar
The skills will be taught through a variety of engaging activities, such as role-plays, group discussions, online interactive exercises, language games and puzzles, reading comprehension exercises and more – all designed to suit a variety of learning styles.
Your tutor will work closely with you to ensure that the course meets your requirements.
You will need a pen, a notebook or notepaper and a dictionary. A yellow highlighter and a folder to keep your work in might also be useful.
Support and feedback
You will discuss your learning and personal goals with the tutor and you will both agree on learning targets suitable for you. This will help to measure your progress. You will be given feedback every week. Your progress and any areas needing more practice will be recorded in your Individual Learning Plan.
Additional costs and requirements
You will need a pen, a notebook or notepaper and a dictionary. A yellow highlighter and a folder to keep your work in might also be useful
Will I have to do anything outside of the session?
Your tutor will give you activities to do in your own time and you will also be encouraged to use relevant websites for self-study activities. Remember that the more real practice you get outside the classroom the quicker you will improve your English
About the tutor
Belinda Barten started working for Learn Devon in 2005 and currently specialises in ESOL and ALDD Art classes. She has also been involved in Family learning teaching Story Sacks and Literacy courses. Prior to this she has travelled extensively teaching EFL (English as a Foreign Language) in different countries, and still teaches this during the summer months. She also has a keen interest in art, running her own business for a number of years, in art restoration, which was initially sponsored by the Princes Trust, something which she still dabbles in.
Belinda has a Bachelor of Arts Degree, a Cambridge Certificate in Teaching English (CELTA) and a Diploma in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector (DTLLS) and also a Blue Peter Badge!
Belinda’s interest in education also enables her to work constructively as a Parent Governor at the local school.
Belinda says “Communication, is the key to success between all involved, though the biggest challenge of our times”