Improve your Maths and English Skills

Ref: C2524441

The course will help to develop your existing English skills and increase your confidence. It focuses upon learning in a relaxed environment and uses different activities to encourage learning new skills. Learners will work in small groups or on their own. ( There may be an opportunity to develop your maths skills if sufficient students want to include a few sessions on basic maths)

Course aim

The course aims to develop existing English skills, boost self confidence and make it relevant to everyday life.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for beginners

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

  • Join in discussions and feel confident to express my views clearly
  • Recognise basic format of a letter, email, note and how to complete a form
  • Develop own reading skills and improve vocabulary using a dictionary
  • Write in legible text in simple sentences, using capital letters and punctuation correctly
  • Ask relevant questions to get information in a range of everyday situations

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
  • A file of work will be kept which will help to record your progress

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed
  • 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
  • This course could lead to a range of job opportunities. Follow link to National Careers Service for more details https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/
  • Become involved with the WEA in a range of voluntary work and other activities including campaigning as a WEA member
  • Become involved as a volunteer for a WEA partner or another organisation

Download full course information sheet

Improve your Maths and English Skills

Enrolment Conditions

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you book. Please could we ask that you check the list below to ensure you meet our basic criteria:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2018
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

Not sure or have further questions? Contact courseenquiries@wea.org.uk

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