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Free English Classes at Swansea University – July 2016

Posted on behalf of Swansea University’s ELTS department

Dear Swansea Community Members

ELTS offers free English Language Classes to any non-native speaker of English in the local area at Pre-intermediate level or above via our Teacher Training programme. There does not need to be any connection to the University.

The basic details are below:

Free English Language Classes

Monday 4th July to Friday 29th July 2016

Monday to Friday  10:00 a.m. – 12:00

Classes at three levels: pre-intermediate, intermediate, and upper-intermediate.

We will hold drop-in registration sessions for new students as follows:

Thursday 30th June and Friday 1st July

Margam Building 3rd Floor 9-3pm

Students with additional queries should contact:

p.l.neville@swansea.ac.uk or e.main@swansea.ac.uk

While we try to accommodate all who wish to attend, pre-registered students will have priority if numbers reach our class limits.

Please encourage any non-native speaker of English who you feel could benefit from classes to attend, and distribute this information to any suitable person inside or outside the university. The classes are a good mix of international students, and they will be made very welcome.

I regret that we are not able to reimburse travel expenses.

Many thanks

Peter Neville

ELTS Swansea University

 

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Sentence-Phrase-Word: Capturing the essence of a text

The Active Voice. By Sarah Reynolds

Unity in Diversity had a visit from Sarah Reynolds who spent some time talking to folks and getting to know about the work we do with an aim of writing an article about us. She informs us that the article will be published and we keenly await to see it.

 

Stay Tuned!!!

60+ people complete our 7-part Food Safety Coaching course

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We are very happy to say that over 60 people have attended and completed our Food Safety Coaching course at UiD.

We strive to meet the needs and exploit the interests of our community members when planning and delivering classes/training. This course was very popular as it is seen as being very useful for those who need to populate their CVs and ultimately find work in the future.

There will be a lot of people receiving certificates in the next few weeks. Well done to those who participated any many thanks indeed to our wonderful volunteers, without whom this would have been very difficult to manage given the high numbers of learners in the classes.

We provide the slideshows/materials freely for those who would like to review the course or have an interest.

Food Safety Coaching – Keeping Equipment Separate

Another wonderful turnout for second lesson in Food safety Coaching, 34 people! This lesson focused on using separate equipment in the kitchen. It was great hear the learners using important vocabulary and ideas from our previous lesson. This clearly demonstrates that the areas we have covered have been retained and we are now able to move on to other areas effectively.

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Please see our slideshow for the lesson presentation and learning materials.

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Food Safety Coaching – Hand-Washing

We are very happy to report that our first session in Food Safety Coaching went very well last night with 30 keen participants present. This session focused on effective hand-washing when planning to handle food. Please see the slideshow for details and information on the following 6 sessions on this course.

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Appeal for volunteer football coaches @ UiD FC

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Owing to growing popularity of UiD FC we now have large numbers of people showing up and playing at our training sessions and matches.

Our coach is very concerned that with the large numbers attending people may not get as much out of it as they’d like. He is asking for help/support.

This is an ideal opportunity for someone with an interest in meeting people from diverse cultures and football coaching.

We have 2 training sessions a week, 2 hours on a Sunday and 2 hours on a Wednesday evening

If you or anyone you know is interested in football coaching and its benefits/social outcomes for this group of people please contact the UiD coach, Martin.

email: martiansparks@gmail.com

phone: 07932 400995

Additionally, we’d be very grateful for donations of any football equipment whatsoever also.

Well played UiD FC!

Saturday saw our second official game against another side, The Swansea Panthers.

It was an excellent turnout for our team with lots of players eager to have a go.

Many thanks to those that came along and played so hard/well against this long established team.

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Willow Basket Weaving at Coeden Fach

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Keen participation at Welsh refugee consultation event

A wonderful turnout at last week’s consultation event. The Welsh refugee council kindly provided an opportunity for people to express their concerns and ideas. This was greatly valued by the participants.

I am happy to have the opportunity to talk about the problems my family face in a way that we feel comfortable and safe.

There were many important areas discussed and the general feeling that although things can’t be improved immediately it was comforting to know that this will help people in the future.

Many thanks to the Welsh refugee council for providing the chance for people to be heard – it was greatly valued.

Very well done to our wonderful translators who ultimately allowed those without English language skills to have their say and to understand discussions.

Further gratitude goes to Hannah from Swansea city of Sanctuary for her kind help.

Please note that images are shared with express permission from those pictured.

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