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Machine Sewing for Beginners View details

Have you received a sewing machine as a present but not sure how to use it? Maybe you would like to learn how to make clothes for yourself or your family or just do your own clothing alterations? Learn how to use a sewing machine with confidence to save money, while experiencing the satisfaction and fulfilment of creating your own sewing projects. Understand sewing terms and jargon. This online course will use Zoom video conferencing and WEA's virtual learning platform, Canvas.

Developing English Skills for ESOL students View details

This course is designed for those for whom English is a second language and those who are looking to develop their core English skills. It aims to enhance adult learners' skills and develop an increased understanding of English through reading, writing, speaking and listening skills. The aim of this course is to improve conversational skills through the means of vocabulary and grammar appropriate to this level. This will be taught through various teaching and learning methods. There will be opportunities to have class discussions, as well as discussions in smaller groups in order to give feedback and encourage class participation. The objectives of this course is to help adult learners use English with accuracy. Topics will include: Describing Experiences, Communication, Storytelling and more.

Functional Skills Qualification in English Level 1 View details

This course will help you to communicate confidently in a wide range of everyday and formal situations. You will develop your planning skills to help you to write sequentially and coherently, and improve your reviewing skills so you can identify and correct a range of errors in a text. You will consider the use of sentence grammar and punctuation to ensure you communicate effectively and clearly. You will look at how we adapt our communication depending on who we are talking to. You will develop skills to predict the meaning of a text when reading, using vocabulary, grammatical features, and indirect cues. Please note: Before you can join the course, you will need to attend an initial assessment session to make sure that this course is the right one for you.

Building your first Website View details

This course will introduce you to the process of designing your own website for the first time. We will use Wix to explore how to set up a professional website that will entice customers and clients and appear on search engines, widening your potential customer base. Each student will have the opportunity to personalise their own website, depending on the product or service they are offering. By the end of the course you will have started to design your own website and have a clear idea of next steps to improve and develop your website over time. Included in the course we will discuss SEO (search engine optimisation) which are the things we can do to appear in google and other search engine searches. We will also look at blogging and integrating social media to widen your client base and create a successful website for your business.

Award in preparing to work in adult social care View details

This course will explore the type of job roles and services within the adult social care sector, the role of communication and the importance of valuing the individuals being cared for.

Poetry Club with Norwich WEA View details

An opportunity for anyone who enjoys poetry to share their favourite works in a friendly and informal atmosphere. Come along and read out a poem which you like, tell us why it is of significance to you and anything you know about the author so the others in the group can give their reactions and comments. We prefer those attending these sessions to contribute poetry written by other people rather than their own work, as this is not intended as a creative writing session for budding poets.

Beginners' Spanish View details

You will learn how to communicate in everyday situations, including introducing yourself, saying where you are from, introducing others, ordering, accepting and refusing drinks, getting directions, and learning numbers. The main aim is communication, and grammar is introduced as an aid to further understanding and using the language. This is the first of three terms, and you will be able to continue on to terms 2 and 3 if you wish to.

A Social History of 20th Century Britain in Film View details

Film and cinema closely reflect the societies and times in which they are made and seen - whether they are meant to purely entertain or have more serious aims. Looking at key films in British cinema we will explore key historic, political, cultural and social moments and developments. We will learn about these moments themselves, but also how they are represented, recorded and remembered and what this means for how we view them in turn; and explore the role of film and cinema in shaping our identities and beliefs.

Art- Keeping a sketchbook - Online with Faye Greening View details

This course is fully online accessing the course through Canvas our virtual learning environment and zoom a video conferencing software. You will need, reliable internet connection and internet-linked device with camera and microphone. We will email you links to canvas, please accept these to access the course, the sender will show as “instructure”. We will explore different themes and I will encourage you to develop in one area that you feel drawn to. You will have an opportunity to share your work and discuss how to move forward in your chosen area. You will be encouraged to maintain a regular practice in a way that suits your circumstances.

Pen and Wash Landscapes using a Brush Pen View details

Pen and wash techniques are a great way to record landscapes and allow you as an artist to develop your own style adding as much or as little detail as you wish. We shall look at different techniques used by a range of artists, I will demonstrate pen and wash and suggest ways in which these can be used. Students will have the opportunity to practise during these sessions and share and discuss their work if they wish. Each week I will suggest a task that students can complete in their own time that will allow them to consolidate their learning and experiment further with the materials, developing their own style and portfolio of art work.