Improve your English: join at any time
Who is this course for?
You can only enrol on this course through a friendly chat and skills check with an experienced Learn Devon Learning Support Coordinator. To make a local appointment to confirm which course is most suitable for your needs, please contact your nearets centre. This course will enable you improve your English under the tuition of a qualified English teacher who will assist you with learning at your own pace and enable you to set your own goals. Progression opportunities will be available.
The course requires regular attendance and extra work at home.
Courses cover different levels and include the skills of communication, reading and writing used in everyday situations such as
* contributing to formal discussion of ideas and opinions
* interpreting meaning in sentences
* planning and adapting texts
* planning and drafting writing
Support and feedback
How will I learn?
You will learn by a mixture of working with others and on your own. There will be whole class teaching too. You will do some research work, reading and some activities using a computer.
How will my progress be monitored?
You will be encouraged to be responsible for your own learning. An individual learning plan will be used to record your targets and achievements.
Additional costs and requirements
A4 file, writing materials and lined paper to be brought to the first and subsequent lessons.
You can only enrol on this course through a friendly chat and skills check with an experienced Learn Devon Learning Support Coordinator.
Will I have to do anything outside of the session?
Weekly homework will be used to practice, check understanding of topics covered and provide feedback on progress.
About the tutor
Simonetta Cooke, Tutor at Learn Devon, teaching English at all levels from Functional Skills to GCSE, including all level ESOL courses.
Simonetta qualifications include a Masters Degree in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages from Birmingham University and a BA in English from Birmingham University. She also has a Postgraduate Teaching Certificate in Education and the Adult Literacy Specialist qualification.
“I believe that learning is keeping an open mind and being willing to explore something new. I think that my role as a teacher is to offer the support for this.”
Simonetta Cooke, Area Tutor (English and ESOL)