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Family English Maths and Language courses

FEML - Chatter Matters

Day of week:
Real time Online
Mixed Level
09:30 - 11:30
4 weeks

To book a place please call 03000 415888 or email and leave your name and a contact number

This online course is for mothers, fathers and carers with children aged 5 to 11 years.
Family Learning courses are engagement courses, helping families move back into learning. All the courses are FREE. Learners can attend up to two Wider Family Learning (WFL) and Parenting courses from August 1st 2020, and can then progress onto a Family English, Maths and Language course. Priority for places is given to new learners.
This course is designed to:
Support parents and carers with their understanding of children’s early communication development (through references to the Early Years Foundation Stage)
Give adults knowledge and skills to support their children’s language progression to engage with their children using literacy games and activities that they can create during the course.
This course will demonstrate to learners how developing early communication skills can be fun and also provide adults with an opportunity to improve their own Literacy skills. Additionally, it should promote relationships between adults and their children and the wider community as a whole, whilst building learners’ confidence and self-esteem.

Content will include all/some of the following:
• How children and babies communicate and learn to talk from 0-5 years.
• A consideration of what language and communication are, and why they matter
• A study of the importance of talking, listening to and playing with babies and children.
• An opportunity to play games, tell stories, read books, sing rhymes and songs and make things to support the development of children’s language, communication and English skills.
• Discussions of ideas to support children’s language, communication and English skills in everyday routines and when out and about.
• An insight into how children begin to learn to read and write.
• An opportunity to develop adults’ own commu

How will I be taught?

This is an online course delivered using Zoom, in real time with live interaction with your tutor and fellow learners. Learners will join the class from home and be able to exchange and interact with other learners as they would in the classroom (speaking and listening).
There will be discussion and demonstration. You will have opportunities to discuss and ask questions - this is an interactive course with the Tutor present throughout.

What do I need to have with me?

Laptop, tablet or Smart phone with the Zoom app installed. There is no subscription required.
Pen and paper.

What can I do next?

Family English with the option to work towards a Functional Skills English qualification

What do I need to join the course

To book a place please call 03000 415888 or email and leave your name and a contact number.
Before the class starts, the tutor will have sent you by email an invitation to join, which will be a simple weblink to click. The system is free, secure and easy to use. Should you have questions about the required equipment, please do not hesitate to contact us by telephone or by email.

Additional Information
By participating in this online/live class you accept and understand that Family Learning activities involve potentially hazardous tools and equipment and that such activity carries the risk of injury. You understand that it is your responsibility to judge your and your children’s motor skills and physical ability.

It is your responsibility to ensure that by participating in classes and activities from Kent Adult Education, you will not exceed your and your family’s limits while performing such activity, and you will select the appropriate environment and level of task for your and your family’s skills and abilities.

You understand that in creative and physical activities you and your children will need to be suitably dressed, will need protect your work surface and be mindful of the correct Health & Safety processes. KAE is not responsible for damage to items in your house/home or persons.

KAE are not responsible for any injuries you or your children may experience as a result of your attendance of this course. By remaining enrolled on this course, you are accepting that you have read, understood and agreed to follow these basic instructions.

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Real time Online
Instructions will be sent to you by your tutor

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If you require any information about joining this online course then please call 03000 41 40 25* and quote the Course Code GRA/104118/J/NC.

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