English for Parents

Ref: C3742163

This is a short course for 5 weeks and will focus on English for Parents. The course will cover issues parents deal with whether it will be just helping children at home or problems parents face at school due to little English. It may include recognising jobs at a school, vocabulary related to schools, classrooms , interview at a school or just writing a letter explaining the absence of a child at a school.

Course aim

The course will focus its main purpose i.e English for Parents and hence will try to facilitate parents within 5 weeks.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for improvers
  • This course is for students working at E2.

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

  • Read and extract 1-2 information from a short text about schools
  • Write 2-3 words/sentences about schools. (depending on the students' ability levels).
  • Recognise 4-5 words related to schools.

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 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

What else do I need to know?

  • A selection of materials and basic equipment will be provided but you are welcome to bring additional materials with you
  • pens and folders

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

English for Parents Course Outline

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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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