Conversation and Catch-up

Ref: C3531794

Have you missed social interaction during lockdown? This is a discussion group on various topics such as superstitions, news, and British culture. Come and join our discussion group.

Course aim

Come and join our conversation class on a range of topics. It's a great way to meet people and practise your English.

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 a group of around 15 students studying in a live video-learning platform conference and an online digital learning environment platform from the comfort of your own home.
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

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

  • practise my English speaking in a group class.
  • discuss a range of interesting topics.
  • connect with other people during lockdown.
  • learn new vocabulary.
  • improve my speaking confidence.

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
  • Live Zoom session.

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • Your tutor will give language feedback during the live session.

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
  • If you don't have a computer, you can join Zoom sessions using a mobile phone.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required
  • It might be helpful to check the news before class. It will give you some ideas of what to talk about.

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course

Download full course information sheet

Conversation and Catch-up

Enrolment Conditions

This course is funded by the West of England Combined Authority but is also open to residents of other areas.

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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