Supporting Integration - "English My Way" | Nicola Speake | April 2014

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Presentation introducing the DCLG funded "English My Way" project as a fresh approach to English language learning, focused on supporting adults with no or low levels of English to better integrate with their local communities.

Presented on 29 April 2014 by Nicola Speake, Project Delivery Manager, Tinder Foundation.at the Digital Inclusion Workshop hosted by Department for Communities and Local Government.

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Supporting Integration - "English My Way" | Nicola Speake | April 2014

  1. 1. English My Way Digital Inclusion Workshop 29th April 2014
  2. 2. What is English My Way? • Tinder Foundation working in partnership with British Council & BBC Learning English • EMW will focus on supporting adults with no or low levels of English to better integrate with their local communities • Learners’ prospects will be enhanced with transferable skills and ability to access services
  3. 3. English My Way Syllabus • 24 week blended learning programme: o tutor led sessions (2 hours per week) o rich multimedia online learning (1 hour per week) o volunteer supported group activity (1 hour per week) • 10 topic areas - each including a wide range of resources and activities • All content freely available via EMW site www.englishmyway.co.uk
  4. 4. Delivery • EMW will be delivered in all 29 priority areas • 56 community organisations will receive funding to deliver the programme • Unfunded delivery from organisations within and outside UK online centres network • April 2014 - April 2015
  5. 5. Outputs 7,360 adults engaged by English My Way: • 3,360 adults engaged by 56 funded centres o 2,352 (70%) completion o 840 (25%) progression to E1 English course • 1,500 adults engaged by unfunded centres • 500 learning circle participants • 2,000 adults accessing EMW content via BBC Learning English website
  6. 6. Achievements • Syllabus • Content development • Recruited 46 centres in 24 priority areas • Marketing materials • Launch of EMW website • Delivered training • Evaluation framework • Assessment strategy and content
  7. 7. Next steps • Deliver • Produce and upload remaining content • Recruit an additional 7 centres in 5 priority areas (funded delivery) • Engage unfunded network • Develop programme for volunteer development • Promotion • Launch Learning Circles • Centre visits • Continuous improvement • Mid project review event: September 2014
  8. 8. EMW site The site will be used by centres to: • Register and manage learners/classes through the programme • Access content and resources to aid delivery of the programme • Access additional training for specific teaching and learning approaches and ESOL knowledge development • Generate Management Information www.englishmyway.co.uk
  9. 9. Contact Nicola Speake English My Way Project Delivery Manager Tinder Foundation 0114 221 0410 nicola@tinderfoundation.org OR help@englishmyway.com
  10. 10. ACDA Skills Training Vick Virdee - Training Manager EMW Regional Hub
  11. 11. Delivering English My Way • What does EMW bring to the local community? • What are the benefits of digital in supporting delivery of EMW?
  12. 12. Any Questions

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