Language Awareness Training - online course

This is an online course primarily aimed at frontline staff in the public sector, but we have had several ESOL/EAL teachers who have taken part and found it useful when communicating with people whose first language is not English. Below are details of the next course starting on 23 November 2015. Contact Gillian Scott at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) if you are interested in this course.



The PDA ITESOL (Professional Development Award: Introduction to Tutoring English for Speakers of Other Languages) is a first-stage national qualification, consisting of two units. The awarding body is the SQA (Scottish Qualifications Authority). The award is aimed at new ESOL tutors, volunteers and tutor assistants and sits at Level 6 on the Scottish Credit and Qualification Framework (SCQF).

The WEA will run a blended learning course leading to this award from January to June 2016.
There are two units: ‘Language and Learning in ESOL’ and ‘Developing ESOL Tutoring Skills’. The course will provide candidates with the basic necessary skills and knowledge to allow them to successfully negotiate and deliver ESOL in a supported context. As well as introducing key terminology, it will provide opportunities to explore the nature of language learning from the learner’s perspective.

For more info and application form - see attachments below



SQA TESOL Professional Development Award: ESOL Syllabus Design starting January 2016

- for practising ESOL teachers to extend their knowledge of syllabus design
- 16 weeks online incl 2 face to face meeting sin Inverness
- £225

Contact:  Lucy Hawkins
North Highalnd Language Centre
1 Stafford Street, Tain, IV19 1BP
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