Developing language skills through Nursery Rhymes.

11-June-2021
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ESOL tutor Clare Jones delivers ‘ESOL for Family Learning’ courses in Swansea. These classes, which were delivered face-to-face before the pandemic, moved online last year and have been thriving.

The ESOL for Family Learning classes are attended by learners of many different nationalities, who come together with their children, toddlers and babies, to develop their English language skills. Recently, the focus of the lessons has been ‘Nursery Rhymes from the UK and Around the World’, and learners have readily shared the songs from their own childhoods which they are now passing down through the generations to their own children.

As the lessons develop, Clare is collating recorded audio files and videos to share her learners’ developments.

Clare says,

“The nursery rhyme Padlet grew from the need to observe learners singing with their child. Of course, this was not easy to do during classes so I suggested learners recorded the nursery rhymes, then adding them to the Padlet. Then we decided to record children’s songs in the learners’ home languages which continues to fascinate all of us! The songs are so different and all so beautiful.”

It’s great to hear that the classes are thriving and we would like to congratulate Clare and her learners for doing so well!

A selection of our learner videos can be viewed here.

Enrolment for our ESOL for Family Learning courses is open all year round. Follow the links to find out more on our Supporting Families and ESOL courses.

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