• Stretching Yourself by Trying Something New Everyday.

  • Being part of a team as well as regular training opportunities on different legislation areas.

ELSH volunteer team structure defined task profiles for volunteers. It meant you could fit in quickly and start doing stuff that really helps. We have opportunities for you to spend time by learning, giving your time and gaining experience in different skills. Imagine having that kind of experience in your portfolio and update your C.V to attract employers.

You will learn how an office environment works and gain more confidence you will be able to interact with people of different backgrounds. Your support will become a work experience and will help towards improving and updating your knowledge.

Being part of a listener from someone who can share their life experiences and stories. ELSH strategy programs has a clear task profiles for all our volunteering roles.


Student Journey.


Whatever stage of the refugees and asylum process; our student does benefit the support to signpost them to the professional bureau and services also website link that have a range of information and advice about the Asylum Journey with the services and resources available to asylum seekers, refugees and migrants.

Go to the Asylum Journey Website (https://asylumjourney.org.uk)



Enabling Effective Learning



Listening


Student are beginning to understand key words, phrases, and most short sentences in short conversations for saying hello/good-bye, 2-4 step instructions, permission and stories. Student can see how the volunteer teacher talks slowly and often repeats.

ELSH volunteer teachers use good strategies when student don’t understand. e.g.: volunteer teacher will use the phrase as follow…. you say, "Please repeat that," or "Sorry, I don’t understand".


Speaking


ELSH volunteer teacher can sometimes use basic words, phrases and grammar with some control, to introduce themselves and ask student to talk about the other person, give short directions, ask for/give permission, ask for/accept help, tell a story and talk about people, things, needs and health. Some student speech is slow to normal speed. Conversations are short from different student as they learn differently from one person to another. ELSH follow its own curriculum about seasons topics, sometimes volunteer teacher needs gestures and pictures to help some of student to understand the meaning of the topic and how they can speak.

Depending of student level of understanding volunteer teacher feedback on some student have now stared to practice and use many of our new words outside of class. There still issues for some student it is difficult for them to remember the ‘s’ on he/she/its verbs.


Reading


Most of ELSH students can sometimes understand some basic words, phrases and spelling patterns, and sound out some words to read short notes and letters. We visited the new library and had help our student to registered for the service. Recently some of our student started to visit the library to borrow books and started to follow small step instructions, find information in tables and get the gist of simple news articles or information. Student started to read books with the obvious picture and word that they can read and understand which are easy and simple for them. Student are now asking to use dictionary for word search.

Student are been encouraged to try to review their worksheets at home. This helps them to learn and remember new words learn at the centre and improve their reading skills. For other student it still difficult for them to sound out new words in the book on what they read.


Writing


ELSH student are beginning to use a variety of short, simple sentences and correct spelling and punctuation to write 5-8 sentences about themselves and some of them can write about their family Our volunteer teacher does encourage student to become more proactive to start writing about their friend with a friendly note, copy short items from dictionaries or schedules, fill out 15-20 items on a form, and write short work messages. The exercise it well supervises and does encourage some student to become focus and effective in their writing.

Sometimes individual student finds it difficult to remember to use capital letters when they start writing and the use of comma and full stop. These are the area where our volunteer teacher is working hard to support student to understand these small issues but very important and effective for their learning. Volunteer teacher always encouraged students to always check their work for those missing point and spelling mistake. Unfortunately, it is difficult for some student to write and spell correctly.


ELSH Policy for Improving Learning


All our students should join the library, so that they can borrow books for free.  They will be able to borrow many simple English books to read.  Some books will help student to learn the sounds of letters, spelling patterns and how to spell new words.  Effectively student will start to learn and understand how to write new words. Volunteer teachers does encourage ELSH student to learn and write 10 times each new word they learn, this exercise will help them to remember the word they have written, read and will memorise them.

Some students have demonstrated growth toward confidence, learning progress with their attendance and participating to activities, workshop for several weeks, they are showing commitment and working hard to reach their goals.

ELSH volunteer teachers have develop a deep understanding of each student and how he or she learns best, which leads to differentiation the learning program, activities and resources use. This has worked well and have more productive result to monitor our students moving forward with their learning journey.


Activity/ Intervention Targets 


How can teaching, learning and assessing literacy, numeracy, ESOL and ICT be improved?

ELSH students have been building critical learning with listening, reading writing and speaking. However, they often have little opportunity to interact with English speakers outside the classroom and are still subject to negative representations in their learning and interacting. ELSH volunteer teachers are supporting them with different activities conversing using workshop and team building to help build new skills. We use differentiation to help students with diverse learning ability to become engaged during groupwork and other practice activities. ELSH is continuing working together with its student to design the platform to support basic pedagogical practices, with resources that work across all the three subjects we teach.


Outcome Indicator Targets


ELSH goal is to continue demonstrate a range of good practice, most of it is more focused on teacher-oriented activities than on learner-oriented ones, and promoting the core skills of speaking, reading, writing and listening. This is to help and support each student to develop the ability that help themselves to monitor their own learning.

ELSH volunteer teachers are committed to help all students and prepare them to navigate their learning the language staring with speaking “Talk” work in the ESOL classroom and these classes are largely made up with student practicing their speaking. The effective volunteer teachers are flexible and able to turn talk English into learning a practice competency-based speaking, listening, writing and learning. Student are continuously being encouraged to speak English outside our environment.

ICT, the innovation has been helping develop students to become more familiar in the use of practice of online website and media search.

Virtually all student is making a small progress at the (E1, E2, E3) levels. This progress is clear both from test scores in Maths and learner interviews. We started with 18 students in June, to date, we have almost 38 attending regularly. These Milestones include learning objectives has helped the students to start developing progress.


Social Value Objectives


ELSH is continuing its approach to incorporates student learning based on development on English speaking, reading, writing and listening. This approach helps foster students to start progressing with their journey. This method of strategies has core balance to help student to have accuracy progress when using a variety of activities and materials that keep students engaged. It also helps ensure that students own a growing responsibility for own understanding toward their learning development and effectiveness progress.


Testimony of Diana


First Language: Russian


Studying with ELSH for 2 Months


Testimony of Oscar from El Salvador


First Language: Spanish


Studying with ELSH for 9 Months


Testimony of Lorana from Eritrea 


First Language: Tigrinya


Studying with ELSH for 4 Months


Testimony of Gulbahar from Turkey


First Language: Turkish


Studying with ELSH for 2 Months



Testimony of Ana from El Salvador  


First Language: Spanish


Studying with ELSH for 10 Months

Testimony of Amina from Syria 


First Language: Arabic


Studying with ELSH for 2 Months


Testimony of Hassan from Sudan


First Language: Arabic


Studying with ELSH for 2 Months



Testimony of Gentjana from Albania

First Language: Albanian


Studying with ELSH for 9 Months


Testimony of Saidani Naima from Algeria


First Language: Arabic


Studying with ELSH for 2 Months


Testimony of TIdriss from Sudan 

First Language: Arabic


Studying with ELSH for 4 Months


Testimony of Helen from Syria


First Language: Arabic


Studying with ELSH for 10 Months


Testimony of Maia from Georgia 

 

First Language: Georgian


Studying with ELSH for 7 Months

Testimony of Hassan from Sudan 


First Language: Arabic


Studying with ELSH for 2 Months


Testimony of Gulbahar from Turkey 


First Language: Turkish


Studying with ELSH for 2 Months