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Enjoying Reading: Quick Reads View details

This course aims to develop and encourage a love of reading and will suit anyone working towards Level 2 ESOL. Using a selection of BBC Quick reads, students will engage in lively discussion and complete activities designed to improve comprehension, spelling, grammar and communication skills.

Film taster: Christmas Movie Crackers! View details

Escape from the hurly-burly of the Christmas shopping by indulging in this celebration and exploration of the most festive films ever made. From "It's a Wonderful Life" to "Love Actually", discover what makes the perfect Christmas movie (and what doesn’t!), compare the various versions and variations of "A Christmas Carol", and be amazed at the shocking truth about Santa! Finally, this day school will provide the definitive answer to the debate which always rages at this time of year: “Is 'Die Hard' actually a Christmas movie?”

First Steps in ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) View details

We will learn how to say and write the letters in the English alphabet. We will use everyday situations (like travel, shopping, health and where you live) to learn new words and read common signs. We will practice short conversations, and listening for information, to help you talk to ask and answer questions about yourself. This can help you to feel more independent, for example when you go to the doctor or to join a local group.

FLP_Confidence to Study View details

Comprehensive support to provide students with the necessary skills to complete their course successfully. This will include: time management; organising work and presenting in a portfolio format; IT support with creating PowerPoint presentations, leaflets, use of Word and Microsoft Publisher; critical reflection of work to ensure course needs are met; internet research in order to produce a glossary/booklet/leaflet.

Get ready for ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) Level 1 View details

This course is for students who have already passed one or more ESOL Entry 3 exams. We will develop listening skills to help you identify relevant information, and to respond appropriately in a discussion, using information about the situation and the speaker. We will look at how the audience and context can affect the choice of language we use, and practice using different vocabulary to fit a range of purposes (e.g. inform, persuade, warn, entertain etc.), both when writing and speaking. We will practice reading strategies to get different kinds of information (main idea, details) from a variety of texts.

Getting the Most from Your iPad or Tablet - Beginners View details

The student will be able to learn about the different settings within their tablet such as learning more about using the different buttons available and how to save battery power. The course is for the complete beginner or anyone wanting to get the most from their tablet in a friendly and supportive group. There will be plenty of tips and tricks to get you started.

Growing a Living Willow Garden Structure View details

As a group we will work together to create a living willow dome that will continue to grow and evolve over several years. Willow’s capacity to root very easily, and it’s flexible quality, make it an ideal natural material to use creatively for making useful structures that can work with nature whilst still providing a function, such as a shaded area, an archway, a living hedge or screen, or a kids play dome or tunnel. The course will be mostly practical.

Introduction to relaxation - Pathways taster View details

This taster session explores the links between stress, relaxation and well being. Students can look at ways of reducing stress and increasing relaxation and contain two relaxation exercises which students can learn and then apply to their own lives.

Introduction to Skills for Communicating with Professionals View details

This course will help you improve your speaking and writing so that you can communicate with professional such as teachers, doctors or lawyers.

Job Search and Applications View details

This course is for anyone who is lacking in confidence about their abilities and the skills and qualities they have to offer in the workplace. The course covers Transferable Skills, How to find and apply for Jobs, Tips on how to write a CV and Covering Letter & how to give a good impression at Interviews. No skills or experience needed. .