Creatively Writing for Everyday Life

Ref: C2225207

The course is open to native and non-native speakers of English and aims to help build and improve on their existing writing skills. This will include essential day to day communication e.g. writing a letter of complaint; social e.g. writing a letter to family or friends, emailing; employment-related e.g. constructing a C.V., writing a covering letter; completing job application forms. There will also be opportunities to write short descriptive texts about subjects of their own choosing and on topics set by the tutor.

Course aim

To help build and expand on students' writing skills for everyday life including essential day to day communication and for social, leisure and employment purposes.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers
  • You will need to talk to a member of staff and do a short activity to make sure the course is right for you. For more information and to book an appointment please call 0300 303 3464
  • This course is for native and non-native English speakers at Entry level 1 or 2. A basic knowledge of using a computer is desirable.

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

  • Construct and lay out a formal or informal letter.
  • Fill in forms correctly.
  • Construct a C.V. and apply different styles and layouts.
  • Complete a job application form.
  • Write short descriptive texts about a subject of my own choosing and on set topics.

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
  • A file of work will be kept which will help to record your progress
  • There will be a number of tasks appropriate to your course such as written work, creating art or craft, video, photography or small projects. Some of these may be marked to help you progress

What else do I need to know?

  • Please bring a notepad with lined paper and a pen. If you are a non-native English speaker, it would be helpful if you bring a bi-lingual dictionary.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

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Creatively Writing for Everyday Life


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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