Who is this course for?
This ESOL course is for beginners with little or no experience in using English. It will help to make first steps to communicating in English in everyday life situations.
You will practise simple conversations in English. You will listen for information. You will read and write simple texts. You will learn a lot of new words. You will practise pronunciation. You will learn through games and role-plays in a friendly classroom setting.
You will work towards Entry 1 qualification in ESOL in one of the following skills: speaking and listening, reading or writing.
Support and feedback
Your tutor will give you regular feedback. Your tutor will also encourage you to reflect on your progress and needs every week. You and your tutor will also record these in your Individual Learning Plan every week.
Additional costs and requirements
Please bring a pen, some notepaper, a folder to keep your work in and a dictionary.
There are no extra costs.
Will I have to do anything outside of the session?
Yes. You will need to do some homework.
About the tutor
Jenni Marshall works as a tutor for Learn Devon, teaching Literacy, ESOL French and Spanish Tutor for Learn Devon. Prior to this she worked for Cornwall Adult Education Service, Abingdon, and Witney & Oxon College also teaching the aforementioned subjects. Within the literacy programmes taught, she delivered Key Skills, Skills for Life and also Communication to recovering Drug and Alcohol users.
Jenni commenced full time teaching 2003. Prior to that, she taught English as a Foreign Language both privately and also for SUL Language School. She has also taught Elective Home Education students for 10 years following both the British and American curriculums.
Jenni has an Honours Degree in Humanities where she majored in English Language/English Literature from The Open University, A PGCE from University of Greenwich and amongst other specialist qualifications, a Level 5 Subject Specialism in Literacy inc ESOL. Jenni’s area of interest is Applied Linguistics which she will further study in a Masters of Applied Linguistics.
Jenni’s passion is equipping others with the necessary tools to ensure that they realise their dreams. She is a great advocate of education as the means to do this.
“I simply love teaching adults how to work against all those negative reports, whether from others or within and watching them surpass all expectations. Especially when they start to believe that they really do have the power to achieve something that was never before thought possible”.
Jenni Marshall, ESOL Tutor, Learn Devon