What is the course about?
For families beginning to learn English as an additional language. Parents will learn English words and expressions particularly relevant to the school setting, and how the English school system works. This will help them communicate with their children's school and support their children's learning especially with homework. The course will be taught by an EAL specialist with 20 years’ experience. Two workshops over two weeks.
Is a pre-enrolment interview or assessment required for this course?
What level is the course and do I require particular skills, experience or prior qualifications?
No prior experience is required.
What topics does the course cover?
How will I be taught and assessed?
There is no formal assessment. This is an online course and you will have access to an experienced tutor who will share the programme with you.
Are there any other costs or equipment I need to get?
There are no costs, this workshop is free. You will need access to a Tablet, Smart phone or a PC (with audio). This course will be delivered through the platform Zoom or Teams. Pencils, pen and paper are needed.
By the end of the course what should I be able to do?
Parents/carers will have a better understanding of the school system in the UK, they will have developed their English language skills so they are better able to communicate with their children's school. They will be able to help their children to develop English (even if the parents/carers are not proficient in English themselves) and will develop awareness of the importance of continuing to use the first language at home.
What are the progression opportunities following this course?
You may wish to join more Family Learning workshops exploring how you can support your child’s learning; you may want to join some Community classes to improve your English and job opportunities.