The Resource Directory is a new section on the site. It will help you find suppliers of Skills for Life resources and access information on their products and services. Look out for more suppliers coming soon.
How to Write ESOL Materials, by Kathryn Aldridge-Morris, will be relevant to ESOL practitioners working with refugees and migrants in all English-speaking countries, not just in the UK.
This free online platform from the National Literacy Trust offers weekly activities and resources that will help young people build new skills and improve their literacy during lockdown. Topics range from comedy writing and CV planning to freestyle football and beatboxing, and there are free audio-book downloads.
Research, interviews, events, policy and big ideas are all features of this online platform from Cambridge Mathematics, a consortium that aims to champion and secure access to a quality maths education for everyone
This project report describes how action research has been used to generate creative solutions to issues faced by learners retaking maths and English, and by adults taking them for the first time.
This booklet containing summaries of 12 projects which researched new approaches for teaching English in the post-16 sector is now available to download online. Project themes include: Oracy and visualisers –powerful classroom catalysts; Developing a reading culture and Developing resilience through teaching and learning.
Free courses are available through a new online platform hosted on the gov.uk website, called The Skills Toolkit. The platform gives people access to free digital and numeracy courses to help build up their skills, progress in work and boost their job prospects.
English and maths for adults. Videos, quizzes, games and tutor resources.
BBC Bitesize has a suite of resources focused on adults returning to learning, which includes videos that aim to support people looking to develop their maths, Englsih and digital skills.
These free online courses from OpenLearn aim to provide an introduction to Functional Sklills English and Functional Skills Maths at Levels 1 and 2, while giving learners the opportunity to earn Open University digital badges.
A brief overview of what's on offer from Google, Microsoft and facebook to support remote teaching and learning both during the current COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.
TED-Ed offers an extensive library of original video lessons on a wide range of topics, and provides an international platform for teachers to create their own interactive lessons. It's free to use.
These three guides provide ideas and guidance for anyone involved in 16 -19 Study Programmes.
Reading Groups for Everyone (RGfE), an initiative from The Reading Agency, is the UK’s largest reading group network. Whether you’re already in a reading group, want to join one or are looking to set one up, RGfE can help. You can also join or set up a virtual reading group.
This free course is designed to help anyone teaching or supporting learning in the vocational education and training sector understand the benefits of blended learning and how to use technology effectively to support learners.
Gatehouse Books introduce 2 new series for Literacy and ESOL learners. Walt’s Adventures and What’s Your Story? Series are printed with full colour photographs in a comic book style. Skills for Life Network members benefit from 10% discount on the Gatehouse Books website.
Learn how to create lessons plans based on Asian maths teaching methods, and how to integrate Asian maths teaching methods into your own teaching practice.
This online CPD module, from the Enhance Digital Teaching Platform, will help you learn about the benefits and ways of using augmented reality (AR) with your learners.
The Our Languages website presents a series of printable teaching materials for ESOL teachers wanting to explore the theme of languages, and how they operate in society.
This free course aims to help you learn about the power of algebra, get a sense of scientific notation, the beauty of basic trigonometry and why 70 db (decibels) is 10 times louder than 60 db.
New resources for volunteers, teachers and trainers supporting pre-Entry level ESOL learners are now available on the Excellence Gateway website. The resources are funded by the Department for Education and the Home Office under the government’s New to ESOL initiative.
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