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The Minimum Core for Language and Literacy: Knowledge, Understanding and Personal Skills

The Minimum Core for Language and Literacy: Knowledge, Understanding and Personal Skills

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June 2009 | 160 pages | Learning Matters
The teacher training framework, introduced in September 2007, requires all teachers in the post-16 sector to possess knowledge, understanding and personal skills to at least level 2 in the minimum core for language and literacy. Coverage and assessment of the core has to be embedded in all Certificate and Diploma courses leading to QTLS and ATLS status. This book is a practical guide to language and literacy for trainee teachers in the Lifelong Learning sector. It enables trainee teachers to identify and develop their own language and literacy skills and also to support their students' language and literacy.
Influences and attitudes
Multilingualism and language diversity
Speaking and Listening
Non-verbal communication
Grammar, punctuation and spelling
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"This is an extremely useful text to support the development of new teachers in understanding the importance of language and literacy." (Leturer, Fareham College.)

Good basis for lesson planning and classroom activities

Mrs Jacqui Robinson
Adult Team, Harlow College
March 19, 2015

Helps to cross reference your assignments and helps to apply it in the classroom.

Miss Kerry Simm
Adult Team Apprentices, Harlow College
December 4, 2014

This book was a excellent read! As i have a dyslexic disability, it was clear and concise making it easier for me to read and digest the amount of information given. It gives you great practical tasks and as i suffer with grammar, it has helped loads with my english already! It has also given me new insights on how literacy is used and how i can support my students.

Miss Jade-Marie Davies
Performing Arts, Filton College
February 19, 2014

A very useful resource for the embedding of functional skills within sessions and also for units that require input on the minimum core.

Mr Adrian Stanfield
Basford Hall College, New College Nottingham
January 9, 2014

Very clear layout - useful tips for embedding these skills in to sessions with my students.

Miss Emily Bowers
Art & Design, Swindon College
November 12, 2013

Essential reading for DTLLS Gives trainee teachers a comprehensive understanding of the implication and application of language and Literacy for teachers in the Post Compulsory Sector.

Mrs Sandra Murray
Education , Newcastle-under-Lyme College
April 12, 2013

Nancy Appleyard

Nancy Appleyard has been teaching communication studies and personal development to a wide range of adults since 1994. Initially she worked as a tutor at Lincoln College teaching government funded programmes for returner to education. Since 2001 she has designed and developed more wide-ranging and flexible communication and personal development programmes within the FE sector and voluntary organisations. More About Author

Keith Appleyard

Keith Appleyard has worked within the post-16 sector since 1978 as a lecturer, college senior manager and teacher trainer. He has been a tutor and course leader for PGCE/Cert Ed programmes at Lincoln College, and a tutor on these programmes at Nottingham Trent University. He is presently an ITT reviewer for Standards Verification UK (SVUK). More About Author

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ISBN: 9781844452125