Introduction to Learning

Ref: C2224820

This course helps to support those returning to or beginning their adult learning journey. It is an ideal starting point to explore how developing English skills can help support personal, professional and social development.

Course aim

The aim of this course is to prepare adults, who are possibly thinking of studying on a programme for the first time or returning to studying after a period of time away, for the learning journey they are about to begin.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is for beginners

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Explain the importance English language plays in personal development
  • manage my own English learning
  • Describe and show what learning opportunities are available
  • set myself realistic learning goals
  • evaluate my own learning

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning
  • You may be asked to undertake additional work in your own time to support your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion
  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning
  • You will be encouraged to consider other students work and give your opinions and suggestions

What else do I need to know?

  • All materials will be provided

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course

Download full course outline

Introduction to Learning Course Outline

Conditions

You can if you meet all of the following requirements:

  • are paying the standard fee or are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • are paying with a credit/debit card or are not paying a fee because of a qualifying benefit
  • have a valid email address
  • have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2017
  • have read and accept the standard terms and conditions
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