Improve your English: join at any time

Barnstaple Library, Barnstaple

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 our Bideford team on 01237 472462

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.

Course content

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

Helen Bromhead was born in Newport, South Wales and lived in Stafford and Chester before moving to Westward Ho! in 2003. Following a degree and masters in electrical engineering (she is a chartered engineer) she worked as an engineering consultant for the electricity industry before moving to Devon and retraining within education (including further education lecturing and NVQ assessing).

Since having her children she has volunteered as much as she can and is a science and maths tutor. she also enjoys gardening, the beach and crochet (the latter being a huge hobby!)

She primarily delivers Maths and English course for Learn Devon.

Start date25 Nov 2019
End date20 Jul 2020
Start time13:00
End time15:30
Concessions not available