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The role of speaking and listening in language development and English exams
29/09/2021 @ Online - The role of speaking and listening in language development and English exams (Code: C1269/002)

This interactive course will help you to explore the importance of teaching learners more about the differences between speech and writing so that they can use language purposefully and make informed communicative choices.

With a focus on practical activities, and using real samples, you will explore how speaking and listening skills can be used to inform ad improve writing. You will have the opportunity to discuss themes and experiences and to share ideas with each other.

HOLEX - ACE ESD ESOL resources - Webinar to promote new sustainability resources for use in adult education ESOL
29/09/2021 @ Online - HOLEX - ACE ESD ESOL resources - Webinar to promote new sustainability resources for use in adult education ESOL - ESD ESOL webinar (Code: C1285/002)

HOLEX has been working with a number of its members to produce some fantastic ESD resources for use specifically in ESOL classes with adult learners. This webinar aims to introduce you to the resources which will be available for you to download on the ETF website; you will be able to adopt and adapt these to use in your service.

The resources include an audit tool to establish where you are currently at (you may be doing more than you think!), a set of 'Sustainability Starts', a Green Week Toolkit and a set of resources specifically for a short course on local sustainability issues.

Phonics: an introduction to the key principles of post-16 phonics
30/09/2021 @ Online - Phonics: an introduction to the key principles of post-16 phonics (Code: C1247/002)

This interactive course offers an introduction to the key ideas and terminology of post-16 phonics. You will explore important guiding principles to apply to your practice to optimise the influence phonics can have on learners.

The course lays the foundations to give you the knowledge, confidence and motivation to go on to attend other phonics courses. English teachers know that many learners re-sitting exams want to improve their reading and spelling, and it is not always the case that learners studying GCSE feel more confident in reading and spelling than those studying Functional Skills.

Assessment in English: knowing your learners' starting points
04/10/2021 @ Online - Assessment in English: knowing your learners' starting points (Code: C1270/002)

This course considers strategies for identifying gaps, and areas that learners struggle with, to use as a starting point for their learning. English learners tend to be returning learners that don't wish to sit the qualifications in this subject again. By pinpointing these specific areas of difficulty, we can aim to make their learning experience different for them. Providing learners with a metacognitive understanding of their learning, so they are able to decipher what works for them, is invaluable to their experience.

Critical writing: helping GCSE learners to write about reading
11/10/2021 @ Online - Critical writing: helping GCSE learners to write about reading (Code: C1235/002)

Critical analysis is a challenging skill for post-16 learners. Not only must they be accomplished at the underpinning reading skills but they must also learn to write in a very sophisticated way if they are to pick up the marks and recognition in the GCSE examination reading questions.

This course will explore that crossover between reading and writing and how to help learners to develop the skills of writing about their reading. We will investigate the much used PEED/L approach and consider and try out other strategies for helping learners to succeed in this area of English.


Assessing and developing learners' vocabulary
13/10/2021 @ Online - Assessing and developing learners' vocabulary (Code: C1233/002)

This interactive course is for you if your learners may have limited vocabulary and this impacts negatively on their performance. You will consider ways to assess your learners' vocabulary.

You will also be introduced to, and evaluate, some practical strategies to help your learners develop their vocabulary. In this course, participants will view and be encouraged to comment on a range of resources and best practice approaches.

Planning for deep learning in English
13/10/2021 @ Online - Planning for deep learning in English (Code: C1234/002)

Do you find yourself having to repeat lessons because your learners find it difficult to retain information or concepts?

In this course, you will be looking at the importance of planning how you set tasks up and the order that they are introduced as well as exploring strategies which are designed to encourage deep learning. It will also help you understand Ofsted's 3 I's in education which are Intent, Implication and Impact.


Marking, assessing and feeding forward in English
14/10/2021 @ Online - Marking, assessing and feeding forward in English (Code: C1281/002)

This course offers an introduction to the principles of marking and assessment for both Functional Skills and GCSE English. The importance of effective marking and ways of feeding forward will be discussed and plenty of opportunities to share ideas will be given. We will then move onto setting accurate and realistic targets for your learners that present sufficient challenge for them with actionable feedback that should help fuel progress. Actionable feedback will also be considered in terms of how we can help learners to develop their metacognitive skills and mindset for learning English.

Overcoming barriers to learning English
18/10/2021 @ Online - Overcoming barriers to learning English (Code: C1277/002)

The course is for teachers of English in the post-16 sector who have resit learners or learners who experience barriers to progress in their learning of English.

Learners' skills and needs as a driver for planning and teaching English
18/10/2021 @ Online - Learners' skills and needs as a driver for planning and teaching English (Code: C1282/002)

This interactive introductory course is designed to help you get a better picture of how your learners' backgrounds may have influenced their behaviour, motivation and language development and signposts you to a raft of new courses where their needs will be explored further, and appropriate pedagogical approaches will be investigated..

Free writing in GCSE and the challenges
19/10/2021 @ Online - Free writing in GCSE and the challenges (Code: C1236/002)

This interactive course will explore ways to build learners' confidence and resilience around creative writing. It explores strategies for supporting learners to see themselves as writers, equipping them with the skills and knowledge to spark their creativity and imagination (especially when working with GCSE style picture and word prompts) and produce writing which consciously develops theme and narrative perspective.

The course activities give participants the opportunity to try out and evaluate suggestions for creative writing activities for themselves before using them with learners.

Developing grammar for reading and writing
02/11/2021 @ Online - Developing grammar for reading and writing (Code: C1245/002)

This interactive webinar aims to explore how knowledge and skills in grammar can be taught in imaginative ways through the active exploration of everyday and vocational texts.

It is the first of two linked webinars that explore the teaching of grammar and introduce ideas and teaching strategies that are then developed in the follow up webinar Investigating grammar: Supporting your learners to understand how texts work.

Using formative assessment for planning English
04/11/2021 @ Online - Using formative assessment for planning English (Code: C1278/002)

This course offers an insight into the effectiveness of using formative assessment techniques when planning for both Functional Skills and GCSE English teaching. Methods for ensuring that impact is measured are covered plus the tracking of learners' incremental progress and encouraging them to take responsibility for their targets. It follows "Knowing your Learners' Starting Points" and complements some of the principles in "Marking and Assessing and feeding forward in English" around the setting of targets. It helps participants build their skills in this area.

Developing writing: teacher modelling and collaborative writing techniques
05/11/2021 @ Online - Developing writing: teacher modelling and collaborative writing techniques (Code: C1272/002)

This interactive course will explore a range of strategies and activities designed to support learners during the formative stages of the writing process. These will include teacher modelling, collaborative writing and activities which help learners revise and refine their writing.

Integrating English into vocational training
08/11/2021 @ Online - Integrating English into vocational training (Code: C1248/002)

This interactive course aims to help teachers plan and deliver holistic learning activities that connect English to the learner's vocational area. All of the activities use the vocational area as the starting point.

The workshop focusses on two key areas: how to use the vocational area as the foundation for all English teaching and learning activities; and how to ensure that, as far as possible, activities are holistic and representative of what learners might find themselves undertaking in the workplace.

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