Learning English To help Your Child Learn

Ref: C3741893

This course is aimed at parents and carers whose first language is not English to develop language skills to help support their child in school. Students will study phonics, common signs and symbols, simple sentence structures such as present simple, present continuous and past tense. Students will book an appointment on the phone, learn common language used during a parents evening and how to stay safe online and whilst out and about.

Course aim

This course is aimed at parents and carers whose first language is not English to develop language skills that will enable them to support their child particularly in developing literacy skills.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

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

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

  • Follow a short narrative on a familiar topic/or experience e.g. parents’ evenings, appointments.
  • Read and recognise simple sentence structures such as noun, verb, adjective and adverb word order.
  • Recognise at least five words, signs and symbols.
  • Recognise the letters of the alphabet in both upper and lower case and by using phonics.

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
  • 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?

  • It would be helpful if you had access to the internet (Mobile phone, tablet or computer at home or through a library etc.)
  • Please bring pens/pencils with you.

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
  • Become involved as a volunteer for a WEA partner or another organisation

Download full course outline

Learning English To help Your Child Learn 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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