Improve Your Community by Improving Your Writing Entry 1 Innovation Fund

Ref: C2421744

This course will have changing sessions during which students complete tasks on their own or have group discussion and classroom-style activities. Students will be encouraged to improve their computer skills by first completing a variety of tasks and activities ( including an interactive task ) on Canvas and participate in group discussions on Zoom where they will have the opportunity to meet other learners, discuss the session topic and express their opinions.

Course aim

This online course aims to develop learners’ ability to review local places of interest, amenities, services etc. and express themselves by communicating with relevant people and organisations to suggest improvements in their community in writing.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • You will need your own personal email address so that you’re able to login to the WEA’s digital learning platform: WEA Canvas. You will need to be able to understand how to follow URL links to pages on the internet. If you want to understand more about Canvas please visit: http://bit.ly/WEAonline
  • You will need to be able to follow links to join our WEA live video learning platform: WEA Zoom. If you’d like to understand more about our video learning platform, Zoom please visit: http://bit.ly/WEAonline and http://bit.ly/ZoomSpec
  • This course is for improvers
  • This course is for people with little spoken English
  • Basic E1 reading skills desirable

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

  • 1. Write a simple text message
  • 2. Write a simple email
  • 3. Make a suggestion
  • 4. Contact the local council
  • 5. Learn and use new vocabulary

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA’s digital learning platform, Canvas will be used to provide resources or to support lessons, enable assessment, provide learner feedback and for other activities for individuals away from the course. If you want to understand more about our digital learning platform please visit: http://bit.ly/WEAonline
  • 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 will be expected to carry out a range of activities in your own time
  • Online Zoom delivery including discussion and student centred activities Self-directed learning using online tools with tutor support

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

What else do I need to know?

  • What you need: You will need an internet connection, speakers, a microphone and a webcam so that you can use our video learning platform, Zoom. If you’d like to understand more Zoom please visit: http://bit.ly/ZoomSpec
  • You will also need access to the internet outside of your sessions. You could do this using a smart phone, tablet, laptop or a desktop computer (at home or through a library etc.).
  • You will need a personal email address to join the WEA’s digital learning platform, Canvas so that you can receive resources, record your progress and achievement and to work with others and share ideas. If you want to understand more about our digital learning platform please visit: http://bit.ly/WEAonline
  • To access additional materials outside of the classroom and participate in on line discussion, you will need access to the internet via smart phone, tablet, or desktop computer. You will need a personal email address to join the WEA’s digital learning platform, Canvas, so that you can receive resour

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 the next ESOL course

Download full course information sheet

Improve Your Community by Improving Your Writing Entry 1 Innovation Fund

Is this course right for me? Request more information

You can only enrol in person on the course.

Please call 0300 303 3464 to enquire about enrolling on this course.

Conditions

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you enrol. Please check the details below to ensure you meet the basic eligibility critiera:

  • 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 2020
  • 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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