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 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 covers:
speaking and listening
reading and writing
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 be learning in a small group of adult learners of different nationalities and different levels of ability and you will be working towards a City and Guilds ESOL Skills for Life qualification.
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
Isabel Knockaert started working for Learn Devon in 2007 and currently specialises in ESOL, Literacy and Functional Skills English. Prior to this she has taught in different countries including Poland and Belgium. Isabel gained her first degree in 2005 after having studied English pedagogy, British and American literature, applied linguistics and methodology of language teaching. She gained her Masters of Education in Applied Linguistics graduating from the Open University in 2013. Isabel is passionate about helping her learners to work hard and achieve their goals whilst embarking on relevant but enjoyable learning.
Isabel Knockaert, English and ESOL, Learn Devon