English, maths and ESOL

Research projects focussing on English, maths and ESOL led to a diverse range of findings, from how to embed maths and English into Vocational Education and Training (VET) programmes to effective assessment of learners’ progress in these areas. Practitioner researchers also focussed on how to activate learning and engage learners, for example, through technology-rich and creative learning techniques. Read more

O.Raychell(City_of_Bristol)Organisation: City of Bristol College
Contact: Olga Raychell
Title: ESOL Peer tutoring project – A supported tutoring project for higher level 1 and 2 learners tutoring beginner entry 1 and 2 learners
Format: Popplet Other themes: Teaching methods

F.Barclay(screen grab)Organisation: Colchester Institute
Contact: Fiona Barclay
Title: Maths and English: Enabling effective decision making about learner progression pathways
Format: WordPress Other themes: Assessment



K.Dean(ITC)Organisation: In Touch Care Ltd
Contact: Kris Dean
Title: Enhanced creativity through technology in English with a focus on punctuation
Format: Poster, supporting data and audio journals (Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3Other themes: Using technology

R.Diamond(Kiets)Organisation: KEITS Training Services Ltd
Contact: Rebecca Diamond
Title: Improving Vocational Tutors’ confidence and ability in assessing and providing feedback to learners to help them develop their English skills
Format: Poster
Other themes: Assessment, Teaching methods

S.Macdonald(KentComm)Organisation: Kent Community Learning and Skills
Contact: Sheila Macdonald and Jodi Watson
Title: Engagement through Creativity and Voice – Alternative teaching and learning methods with beginner ESOL learners
Format: Prezi  Other themes: Teaching methods


K.Young(KeyTraining)Organisation: Key Training Ltd
Contact: Kerrie Young
Title: Use of colour overlays
Format: WordPress  Other themes: Teaching methods



Y.D'Arvelo(LeicestershireALS)Organisation: Leicestershire Adult Learning Service
Contact: Ysolina Delgado Arvelo
Title: Matching the Words to the Calculations – Making Sense of Functional Skills Questions and Tasks
Format: Poster  Other themes: Teaching methods


P.Priest(N.LincsALS)Organisation: North Lincolnshire Council ACL
Contact: Pam Priest
Title: Investigate blended/distance learning as part of the curriculum offer for maths to increase enrolments and retention
Format: Presentation  Other themes: Using technology

Y.Gibbon(RiversideHaltonColl)Organisation: Riverside College Halton
Contact: Yvonne Gibbon
Title: Improving Learner Engagement in GCSE/FS maths and English
Format: Thinglink  Other themes: Teaching methods


P.Keeffe(SLColl)Organisation: South Leicestershire College
Contact: Peter Keeffe
Title: Pathways to successfully embedding numeracy
Format: Video & Context Statement


E.Champney-Smith&S.Hawley(STyneColl)Organisation: South Tyneside College
Contact: Eve Champney-Smith and Sue Hawley
Title: Exploring and overcoming barriers to learning experienced by adult learners on the autistic spectrum studying Functional Skills English
Format: Prezi Other themes: Equality and diversity

R.Foggin(HMPYOINewHall)Organisation: The Manchester College
Contact: Ros Foggin
Title: Strong Foundations: building skills from Entry 3 to Level 1 literacy for offenders in a women’s prison
Format: Video Other themes: Teaching methods


L.Monteith&D.Boulton(VisionWestNotts)Organisation: Vision West Nottinghamshire College
Contact: Lindsey Monteith and David Boulton
Title: How new and emerging technologies can help hard to reach learners engage in literacy in an FE setting
Format: Prezi  Other themes: Using technology



K.Langford EME WestSuffolkCollOrganisation: West Suffolk College
Contact: Kathryn Langford
Title: Aligning achievement for the Maths Enhancement Programme for FE with the Level 3 Award in Mathematics for Numeracy teaching
Format: Padlet


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