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English for speakers of other languages

This course will help you to improve your English skills. You will use fun and practical activities to improve on your English speaking skills during the course and learn more about how you can help and support your child with their learning at home. You will also have the opportunity to learn about your child’s education.

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This is a small, classroom-based course where you’ll learn together and take part in practical group activities, all in a relaxed and friendly environment. You will be encouraged to complete fun and hands-on activities with your child at home and brush up on your own English speaking skills.

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This course is for parents and carers who wish to improve their English speaking and listening skills and to be able to support their child’s learning.  Any adult family member or carer who would like to support their children is welcome. 

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  • You will recognise how important you are to your child’s education
  • You will improve your grammar skills and use of punctuation
  • You will develop your knowledge of vocabulary and spelling
  • You will build your confidence when speaking and listening
  • You will develop confidence in your ability to support your child’s educational journey
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This course is delivered over 10, 20, 30 or 60 hours in short weekly sessions.

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Call us on 01225 770478 to find the next dates running at a location near you. 

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Funding is available to cover the cost of this course so it will be free for you to attend. The funding for this course does not support paid carers of other children to attend, unless attending with their own child.

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You must be an adult resident in the UK/Europe (EEA) for a minimum of 3 years. You must be a parent/carer of a child at the school/children’s centre or nursery. Enquiries are welcomed from forces/Commonwealth families. Please have a chat with us on 01225 770478 to see if we can help. There may be free childcare by prior arrangement. 

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You will be required to complete some paperwork during this course. This will record and support your learning journey and successes.

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Call the Family Learning team on 01225 770478 or email us at familylearning@wiltshire.gov.uk

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Information and advice on further courses (family learning, voluntary and local opportunities) will be offered as part of the course.  There may be the opportunity to gain a national qualification in English or maths on a future course.

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Last updated: 24 July 2017 | Last reviewed: 24 July 2017