Developing new teaching strategies for improving English

This project focused on the development of specialist English teaching strategies, not only for use in English classrooms but also so that vocational teachers can support learners’ English development. The team will share their findings which show, on the whole, that learners improved their confidence, their retention of the skills and their knowledge and learners saw a marked improvement in the quality of the work they produced as a result.

University College Birmingham worked with the Sports department to use DARTs activities to engage learners in reading vocationally relevant texts.

This project had the unexpected outcome of being viewed very positively during a mock deep dive.

Sandwell and Dudley College worked to develop a range of bespoke approaches to improve spellings specifically for ESOL learners.

Moulton College looked to investigate the usefulness of using scaffolding techniques such as PEE to help learners to develop their writing.

Sue Lownsbrough was the strand lead for Project 9. Read her editorial: ‘Time to Reflect’.

Watch the group presentations at the final dissemination event by clicking play (to the right). You can also view their slides here.