Developing Skills for Life and Work

Ref: C2523229

You will have a wonderful opportunity to practise communicating with others and gain confidence with your language skills.The course combines the best of traditional methods with the most recent approaches to help adult learners use English accurately and fluently. With its clearly defined learning objectives and authentic content, it helps to bridge the gap between the classroom and the real world.

Additional information about this course

This course is aimed at parents of young children in All Saints and Biddick Hall areas of South Shields. Please contact the course organiser on 07899065285 or for further information.

Course aim

It is aimed at enhancing adult learners' English skills for Work and Everyday Life

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is for beginners
  • This course is for people with little spoken English

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

  • Make requests
  • Describe people, places and things
  • Give and follow directions and instructions
  • Express likes and dislikes, feelings, wishes and hopes
  • Listen and read for detail

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

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
  • Progress to a course with another provider

Download full course outline

Developing Skills for Life and Work Course Outline


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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