Second Time Around - Improving Reading and Writing

Ref: C3672660

The primary and most important reason for the course is to support Adult learners with little or no reading skills. Over the time of the course students will receive support to master the skill of reading, improve their writing skills and gain confidence so that work prospects and leading independent lives is more achievable. It is also to offer students the opportunity to realise their own potential and see that reading can be very rewarding and provide them with more opportunities in social inclusion not just in the work place but in society as a whole.

Course aim

Students with low level or no reading skills to become more proficient in reading and writing in the English language so that they can find work and lead more independent lives.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is for beginners
  • This course is for improvers
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers
  • This is particularly relevant to those of us who have the condition of dyslexia or those who never had the opportunity as children to learn to read.

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

  • Read out loud the sounds of the consonants
  • Work through provided work book up to page 70
  • identify which letters are lower case
  • identify which letters are upper case (Capital letters)
  • recognise small words including I, can, now, look and, see, say

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
  • You will be expected to carry out a range of activities in your own time
  • All learners will be expected to work idependently at home to keep the momentum going and assessment will be given at the next and following and sessions. Learners will be expected to attend 90% of the sessions in order to achieve their goal.

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
  • 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
  • There will be an informal presentation for family and friends to see what progress you have made.

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed
  • it would be helpful if you could bring a pencil or a pen and lots and lots of patience!!

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required
  • All learners need not fear failure. This course is designed so that individuals can work at their own pace and their own development.

What can I do next?

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Second Time Around - Improving Reading and Writing


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  • 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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