Lifelong Learning Sector (ESOL) (PCE)

University of Greenwich the United Kingdom

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About Lifelong Learning Sector (ESOL) at University of Greenwich

This programme leads to initial teaching qualifications for those who intend to teach infurther education colleges, sixth-form colleges, adult education centres, art colleges,healthcare or community organisations, the public services and a wide range ofcommercial and voluntary organisations. The programme covers the skills needed forteaching and classroom management and helps students to explore the theoryunderpinning teaching and learning. The core programme takes place in a placementcollege. Student teachers complete a minimum of 100 hours of teaching experienceduring the programme. In Phase 1, you will be attached to a placement college offurther education or similar institution for three days a week to observe teaching andundertake teaching in your subject area. You will be supported and assessed by amentor as well as your tutor at the university. You will attend the university for theremaining two days of the week. You will complete between 25 and 50 hours ofteaching during this phase. In Phase 2, you will attend your placement college for fourdays a week to complete your teaching practice and to participate fully in a range ofprofessional activities. You will attend the university for the remaining day of the week. 

The aims of the programme are: 

  • To enable trainees to gain awareness of a range of key theoretical and practicalissues relating to the teaching of ESOL in the lifelong learning sector 
  • To consolidate your knowledge of how language and literacy is acquired andlearned, and consider issues relating to language change and empowerment inlight of a range of learning theories 
  • To review and analyse a variety of innovative approaches and resources for theteaching of ESOL, including the four skills of reading, writing, speaking andlistening, in a range of contexts and embedded models 
  • To plan, deliver, assess and evaluate teaching and learning strategies thatgenerate enthusiasm for language learning.


Lifelong Learning Sector

Our lifelong learning programme opens the door to a wide range of teaching careers. You'll gain a recognised qualification and the skills you need to teach in a college, community or professional environment.

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Your time at university should be enjoyable and rewarding, and it is important that it is not spoilt by unnecessary financial worries. We recommend that you spend time planning your finances, both before coming to university and while you are here. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.

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Entry requirements for this course

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