Digital Inclusion

Great day at ‘Facing the Future Together’ event in Manchester organised by Good Things Foundation. Met lovely people; gathered great information. Discussion around challenges around sustainability in delivering digital skills to those that are digitally excluded. So much passion in the room from those working at the ground level with hard to reach people with…

Learners are Humans!

The take up of English classes have been overwhelming, a testament to GOAL’s delivery. All credit goes to the tutors. Thanks to the flexibility offered by the ‘English My Way’ programme, it has been possible to tailor the programme to suit the need of the learners. In order to support learners at the early stages…

Big push for language development

The big push by the government in 2014 to support language development, focussing on adults who have low English language skills or none at all was admirable. The real test would be the success shown through impact it would have on individuals at the local level. ‘English My Way’ programme developed by Tinder Foundation in…

Reading Ladies

Developing and delivering language support for learners whose first language is not English has changed over the last decade. In this vein, ‘Reading Ladies’ model was developed in 2010 to support language development through informal learning. Over the last 6 years the model has been enhanced through learning from the local delivery combined with European…

Joys of Travelling

I was surprisingly much calmer about going to Portugal in November 2012. Having travelled to European countries such as Spain and Italy in previous years, I was often stopped by border control and quizzed about my journey. Where are you going? Why are you going there? I readily accept the need for tight security for…