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College offers Teaching ESOL Literacies to Adults SQA unit

English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Teacher Training:
Teaching ESOL Literacies to Adults SQA Unit to Begin at Glasgow Clyde College

Following the success of two previous courses, Glasgow Clyde College is offering the SQA Unit “Teaching ESOL Literacies to Adults”. This course will enable you to teach ESOL learners with literacy needs. 

Glasgow in particular has a high proportion of vulnerable ESOL learners. This course will enable 13 practitioners to learn specialist skills and methods in teaching ESOL literacy.

The course, which runs over 8 weeks, is planned for:

March 20
March 27
April 17
April 24
May 1
May 8
May 15
May 22

You must be working with at least one Literacies learner and will build an assessment portfolio around this work. Each participant will have 2 hours of individual tutorial time with the tutor, Dave Butler.

The course aims to develop the skills of volunteers, one to one tutors, CLD workers and College lecturers in working with adult ESOL literacies learners.

Glasgow Clyde College ESOL tutor Dave Butler comments,

“There are some parallels between this course and literacy work in schools. For example, a strong focus on letter-sound association, i.e. phonics and sub-skills such as letter formation and learning to write on the line. Some of the learners will have never received any form of education in their own country so in many cases we really are starting from the beginning. ESOL literacies learners often have no education or come from a country which has no Roman alphabet, which means they face great difficulties in learning to read and write in English. Some even come from an oral culture where they do not have a written language."

The course is recognised by the SQA and participants are awarded an SQA certificate upon successful completion. The course content consists of the SQA unit Teaching ESOL Literacies to Adults (1 HN credit – SCQF level 9) which contributes to the SQA Professional Development Award at SCQF level 10. 

Cost: £375

For more information on the course please email aclanniesland@glasgowclyde.ac.uk or call 0141 357 6063.