WEA Summer Learning Circles

WEA Summer Learning Circles

The WEA is running a series of Summer Learning Circles for learners who are in the early stages of learning English (pre-Entry level).

A total of ten sessions will take place during the school summer holidays during which volunteers will meet with learners to practice simple English conversational skills. The sessions will cover a range of familiar topics and stimulus material will be provided.

There will be no teaching during these sessions – they are really designed to encourage conversation, have fun, and build confidence in the learners. These sessions are intended to provide learners with the opportunity to continue with their English learning during the summer break.

Most Learning Circles will take place at The Venue, 242b Barns Rd, Oxford OX4 3RQ. Three of the sessions will be open to learners and their families. These three sessions will take place at locations (to be confirmed) around the city, such as the Botanic Gardens. All sessions will take place from 10am – 12 noon.

Volunteers needed

We are looking for a number of volunteers to help in the Summer Learning Circle sessions. Ideally, volunteers will have some teaching experience or have worked with those who are new to learning English. The atmosphere will be informal, and the focus will be on the practise of simple sentence structures and conversation. We would like volunteers to commit to at least three sessions (or more).

The sessions will take place on:

Date Location

Wednesday 26th July The Venue, Barns Road

Monday 31st July The Venue, Barns Road

Wednesday 2nd August The Venue, Barns Road

Saturday 5th August Family Session: venue to be confirmed

Wednesday 9th August The Venue, Barns Road

Wednesday 16th August The Venue, Barns Road

Saturday 19th August Family Session: venue to be confirmed

Wednesday 23rd August The Venue, Barns Road

Monday 28th August (Bank Holiday) Family Session: venue to be confirmed

Wednesday 30th August The Venue, Barns Road

There will be a training session for all those wishing to volunteer on Thursday 13th July from 10am – 12 noon at The Venue. If you would be interested in volunteering for the Summer Learning Circles, please contact:

Inigo Pradera, email: ipradera@wea.org.uk or call: 07747790154 Cynthia Briant, email: cbriant@wea.org.uk or call: 01608677913

We look forward to hearing from you.