After this 10 week course not only will you be better able to help your child with their English homework, but you will feel more confident generally with your own literacy skills whether that be reading, writing or speaking and listening. You will also discuss how to prioritise what you should be helping your child with and how to effectively feedback to support your child to maximise progress. The class is online using the Microsoft Teams platform so you have the convenience of meeting new people and studying from home.
No entry requirement, just a desire to brush up your own skills and, if you have a child attending school, the desire to support your child. if you do not have a child in school please note that the learning will be viewed and contextualised through this lens from time to time.
Your tutor will supply all materials for this course. You may wish to print these off at home. These resources will be available on our Virtual learning environment, Moodle. You will be inducted into how to use this.
You will have SMART targets set and these will be the basis for much of your learning, both in class and outside of class. These targets will be reviewed throughout the course. The tutor may use quizzes and other methods to check to learn.
You will be set homework and asked to focus on specific targets which have come from your initial assessment and any other work you do in and outside of class. The expectation is a minimum of 2 hours study using Moodle to review classwork and to focus on your targets.
Progress to Functional Skills level 1 or 2 or GCSE English in September
You may wish to consider our other courses at AAL to support you to improve your promotion or employability or retraining prospects. You can arrange 1:1 advice and guidance at the end of the course with our Curriculum manager to talk through your options - this can be face to face (covid-19 permitting) or online via teams for your convenience.