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Basic Reading, Writing and Communication Skills

ii Whatever the current level of your English skills, this free course will develop your confidence and skills in a vast range of everyday and workplace situations.

Improving your English skills (reading, writing, speaking and listening) can also lead to a better job or to further study like apprenticeships or QCF (Qualifications and Credit Framework) awards.




The sessions are:


Discover and build on your English skills

A fun introduction to learning and using English through practical activities in reading, writing, speaking and listening.


How do I spell ………and where do I put a *!"?

Using dictionaries, apps, the internet and reading books to improve spelling, punctuation and grammar


Once upon a time…..

Writing creatively and imaginatively – stories, poems, blogs and diaries.


From Facebook to formalities

What type of written and spoken language do we use in different situations? Friendly, formal, texting, letter writing, emails, social media...


"What do I put here?”

Practical written communication skills for job applications, form filling (benefits, passports, utilities etc) and the skills needed for English qualifications.

Who should attend?

This free course is for anyone who wants to learn basic English skills, particularly anyone who has mental health and/or substance misuse problems. We hope it will also be helpful for the friends and family members of our service users as well as professionals.

Duration: Five 2.5 hour sessions

Course tutors:  Bury Adult Learning Service

Dates, Times and Venues:

24 May (Rutherford Room, Waterdale Restaurant),
31 May (Rutherford Room, Waterdale Restaurant),
7 June (Room 4, The Curve),
14 June (Peel Room, Waterdale Restaurant)
and 21 June 2018 (Rutherford Room, Waterdale Restaurant)
– all from 1.30pm to 4pm

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust,
Bury New Road,
Manchester M25 3BL

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