Our ESOL learners have been developing their reading skills to help their children! | Adult Learning Wales

Our ESOL learners have been developing their reading skills to help their children!

22-November-2021
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Our ESOL tutor, Clare Jones, has been delivering a Family Learning course to our ESOL learners in conjunction with our Partner, the African Community Centre, based in the Arts Wing of the Swansea Grand Theatre.

During these lessons, our learners have been able to develop their reading, writing and communication skills, alongside an understanding of how their children learn, and how parents can encourage and prepare them for school. Activities during classes include reading and discussing children’s books, learning and singing nursery rhymes in English and native languages, and making simple games and creative activities for their children.

 

Our tutor Clare uses children’s books not only to explore and encourage shared reading with their children, but also to generate a plethora of writing opportunities for her learners.

Clare says, “A recent particular focus has been on ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’ by Eric Carle – a classic staple of children’s literature and enjoyed by millions of children and their families since it was first published in June 1969! This is a book I read and re-read many times with my own children! It has been a joy to share it with a group of learners who have never come across it: they were enchanted both by the simplicity of the language and the fabulous illustrations.”