Downloadable resources

These are just some of the resources developed by Learning Unlimited staff, working on a range of national and international projects.

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PIP into the kitchen – the Haringey PIP project cookbook

Learners in the Haringey classes shared their recipes in PIP into the kitchen, a collection of over 20 recipes from 12 countries.

A pdf of the cookbook can be downloaded here, there are limited free hard copies available too (postage and packing applicable), for more information please contact ian.foster@learningunlimited.co


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PIP Project Toolkit

The Parents’ integration through Partnership (PIP) toolkit was developed to support ESOL providers working with children’s centres and primary schools in the UK to run contextualised ESOL programmes for parents/ carers. This toolkit is aimed at ESOL teachers and children’s centre/primary school partners who:
– may not have run an ESOL programme before and would like to set one up
– may have run generic ESOL or Family Learning programmes and would like to develop a
programme which specifically targets parents and carers who:
are new to the UK
−need to develop their skills in English
−would like to develop their skills and confidence in supporting their child’s learning
−would like to get more involved in the children’s centre and/or primary school.
This toolkit shares ideas, resources and lessons learned from the PIP project. All the materials and activities in this toolkit were piloted on PIP courses taught by Learning Unlimited teachers and trainers.

This publication was funded through the GLA (Greater London Authority) using EIF (European Integration Fund) funding and a pdf can be downloaded here, there are limited free hard copies available too (postage and packing applicable), for more information please contact ian.foster@learningunlimited.co.


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Family Learning in Prisons – A Complete Guide

This book goes some way to making it easier for all those who want to be involved in family learning in prisons. Its aim is to provide useful tools for the experienced family learning tutor who is starting work in a prison, for the prison officer who wants to enhance the quality of provision for families and for the staff employed by a wide range of organisations to work with prisoners and their families.

It is hoped that the advice given will pave the way and begin to make family learning part of the core offer of every prison.

The publication was funded through the Big Lottery Fund and a pdf can be downloaded here.

 


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Maths4us – learning maths online

Learning Unlimited has worked with NIACE and Jisc to produce three short online courses to help adults get better at maths, manage money better and support children with maths. We hope they will engage adults into maths learning as well as provide extra tuition for those already engaged in maths learning. Learners can work through one particular course or dip in and out – just choosing the bits that interest them. The courses use videos to introduce different topics, quizzes and games to help check and develop skills used. The resources are based on everyday activities and can be accessed by learners independently or in a supported environment.

The three short courses are: Everyday Finance to develop the mathematics skills involved in financial planning; Everyday Maths to develop mathematics skills involved in everyday living and Helping Children with Maths to boost skills and confidence in order to support children’s developing mathematics. These resources are mainly aimed at parents and carers of children aged between 3 and 8 but there are also links to websites of interest to parents and carers of children of all ages.

Visit their website to get learning.


These four downloads were all produced as part of the Welcome to the UK project which was funded through the EU European Integration Fund.

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Preparing for life in the UK – toolkit

A materials toolkit for providers working outside the EU with adult ESOL participants who are planning to settle in the UK. Available to download here in full.

Preparing for life in the UK – authorable toolkit
Sections of the toolkit have been made authorable so that tutors an adapt it better suit their teaching and learning contexts:

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Welcome to the UK – toolkit
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A materials toolkit to support integration for providers working with adult ESOL new arrivals in the UK. Available to download here in full.

Welcome to the UK – authorable toolkit
Sections of the toolkit have been made authorable so that tutors an adapt it better suit their teaching and learning contexts:

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Welcome to the UK – befriender training toolkit
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A toolkit designed to support providers in running a befriender training programme for volunteers providing informal support to women newly arrived in the UK. Available to download here.

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Welcome to the UK – resources pack.
A resources pack to complement activities from the above three toolkits. Available to download here.

 


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Teaching and Learning English topic-based unit
– ESOL in the UK
Designed as part of the EIF-funded Teaching and Learning English (TaLE) project, these materials all use everyday life in the UK as contexts for supporting adult learners to develop their language and literacy skills in English, as well as their knowledge and confidence about life in the UK.
The activities and materials are aimed at beginner and elementary adult learners working at the equivalent of ESOL Entry levels 1 and 2 in the UK/A1 and A2 on the Common European Framework. Available to download here.

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Topic-based unit: Staying safe at home

This pack has been designed to supplement the above-mentioned ESOL in the UK, and its main objectives are for learners to:

  • develop their skills, knowledge and confidence in English
  • recognise the similarities and differences between staying safe at home in Bangladesh and the UK
  • develop language and strategies to help them to stay safe in the UK
  • develop the skills, knowledge and confidence to follow up issues relating to personal safety in the UK.

The pack includes teacher’s notes and materials for use with adult learners in Bangladesh or other non-EU settings and can be adapted for use in the UK. The teacher’s notes are designed to provide a quick and easy overview for teachers who can then use, adapt and incorporate them into their own lesson plans, as appropriate, in order to ensure that lesson content and activities best meet the needs, interests and levels of their learners.

These activities and materials are aimed at beginner and elementary adult learners working at the equivalent of ESOL Entry levels 1 and 2 in the UK/ A1 and A2 on the Common European Framework (CEFR). Suggestions for differentiation and extension activities for learners working at a higher level are also included.

Pack available to download here
Accompanying audio files in zipped folder

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Topic-based unit: Staying safe outside the home

This pack has also been designed to supplement the above-mentioned Year 1 ESOL in the UK and the main objectives here are for learners to:

  • develop their skills, knowledge and confidence in English
  • recognise the similarities and differences between staying safe outside in Bangladesh and the UK
  • develop language and strategies to help them to stay safe in the UK
  • develop the skills, knowledge and confidence to follow up issues relating to personal safety in the UK.

The pack includes teacher’s notes and materials for use with adult learners in Bangladesh or other non-EU settings. The teacher’s notes are designed to provide a quick and easy overview for teachers who can then use, adapt and incorporate them into their own lesson plans, as appropriate, in order to ensure that lesson content and activities best meet the needs, interests and levels of their learners.

These activities and materials are aimed at beginner and elementary adult learners working at the equivalent of ESOL Entry levels 1 and 2 in the UK/ A1 and A2 on the Common European Framework (CEFR). Suggestions for differentiation and extension activities for learners working at a higher level are also included.

Pack available to download here
Accompanying audio files in zipped folder

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Topic-based unit: ICELT task sheets for trainers and trainees

This pack, developed by St Giles International, is intended for use by teacher trainers and candidates on a Cambridge ICELT (In-service Certificate in English Language Training) Module 1 (Language for Teachers) course. The pack has been designed to supplement the delivery of an ICELT course and contains material relating to the six assessed tasks that candidates need to submit for this stand-alone module.

The pack does not contain course input sessions, as these would need to be developed by any centres running the ICELT course. It should be noted that courses should comply with all Cambridge English Language Assessment regulations and requirements. For guidance on this, please refer to the Cambridge website: www.cambridgeenglish.org  Pack available to download here

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Topic-based: Phonology for English teachers in Bangladesh

This pack, Phonology for English teachers in Bangladesh, developed by St Giles International, is intended for use by teacher trainers and candidates on teacher training programmes including Cambridge ICELT Module 1 (Language for Teachers) and Teaching Knowledge Test (TKT) courses. The pack has been designed to supplement the delivery of ICELT and TKT courses and contains a series of four teacher training sessions focussing on phonology. The materials and activities were designed for a group of English teachers whose first language was Bangla (Bengali).

The first two sessions cover the principal areas of phonology, moving from sounds and phonemes to stress and intonation. The main aim here is to improve the participants’ own pronunciation and awareness of phonology. In the third session, the focus moves on to how teachers can analyse phonology in lessons when dealing with new language and lexis. The fourth session is a review. Pack available to download here


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Level 3 Advanced Numeracy Preparation Pack

This resource pack was developed by Jackie Ashton, Graham Griffiths, David Kaye and Daian Marsh for the Learning Skills and Improvement Service (LSIS) Skills for Life Support programme.
It is available to download from the Excellence Gateway.

 


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Skilled to Go

The Office of Fair Trading commissioned this resource to aid adults in making sound financial decisions and avoiding scams. The resources are now available on the Citizens Advice website in the consumer education resources section.

 


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The teacher educators handbook

This is an ebook edited by Graham Griffiths , Helen Sunderland and John Sutter for a national project with LSIS. It is available to download from the Excellence Gateway.