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You'll see that a new round of regional functional skills briefings is planned for the autumn. See the article below for further information.

Your literacy learners may want to give the online Free Rice game a go - for each word definition they get right, 20 grains of rice are donated to the United Nations World Food Program. You might also like to have a play...

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Barbara Zealley
Caryn Loftus

Network Managers

The Global Skills Project – An ESOL Tutor’s Perspective, and some useful resources

Lancashire Global Education Centre
The Global Skills Project – An ESOL Tutor’s Perspective, and some useful resources

Jobs

Dewsbury College, West Yorkshire

Course Co-ordinator – Diploma in Teaching English (ESOL) in LL sector 1.0FTE
Dewsbury College, West Yorkshire. Closing date 18 Jul 2008

Dewsbury College, West Yorkshire

Course Co-ordinator in Numeracy 0.5FTE
Dewsbury College, West Yorkshire. Closing date 18 Jul 2008

Skills for Life Department, Hounslow Adult and Community Education, London

Full Time Literacy Tutor (Term time only)
Skills for Life Department, Hounslow Adult and Community Education, London. Closing date 11 Jul 2008

Skills for Life Department, Hounslow Adult and Community Education, London

Full Time Numeracy Tutor (Term time only)
Skills for Life Department, Hounslow Adult and Community Education, London. Closing date 11 Jul 2008

Rochdale Borough Council, North West

Part Time Fractional Tutor - ESOL (0.5)
Rochdale Borough Council, North West. Closing date 17 Jul 2008

Rochdale Borough Council, North West

Part Time Hourly Paid Sessional Tutors (ESOL, Numeracy, Literacy)
Rochdale Borough Council, North West. Closing date 31 Aug 2008

North Yorkshire County Council Adult Learning Service, Craven area

Skills for Life Development Coordinator
North Yorkshire County Council Adult Learning Service, Craven area. Closing date 8 Aug 2008

Durham County Council Education in the Community, various locations across County Durham

Skills for Life Group Tutors - Pool
Durham County Council Education in the Community, various locations across County Durham. Closing date 25 Jul 2008

Total People Limited, North West

Skills for Life Tutor
Total People Limited, North West. Closing date 31 Jul 2008

Knowledgebase

Functional Skills: in-house briefings and training
Information on regional events running from September 2008

Funding of Skills for Life through learndirect courses
An information sheet from Unionlearn that clarifies the funding of SfL courses at levels lower than those already achieved

Increase your vocabulary and give free rice!
Free Rice is an online word definition game - for each word you get right, 20 grains of rice are donated to the United Nations World Food Program

NATECLA National Conference 'Values and Vision'
University of Warwick 11,12, 13 July 2008: This conference will focus on the changes which the ESOL sector has been facing and the implications for our learners, ourselves as practitioners and for NATECLA as a key national voice

Programme Development Grants for Skills for Life teacher-education courses
Apply now for the remaining grants of £2,000-£12,000 to support literacy, numeracy and ESOL teacher-education programmes

Skills for Life - a NIACE Policy Briefing
The latest NIACE policy briefing on Skills for Life is now available online

What do you know about learners, learning and literacies?
Summer School 14 - 18th July 2008 Linking Learning to Literacies: A Social Practice View Literacy Research Centre, Lancaster University

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