English Learning Resources

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During the course trainees are encouraged to access various English resources.

CodeYourFuture Resources

The Personal development coursework is also aimed at improving reading and writing skills through reflective journal writing. Trainees get feedback from their PD Buddies on the quality of their written assignments. They gain practice in speaking and listening through various activities delivered during the PD Days. These take place every three weeks during the course. The coursework can be viewed here: https://personaldevelopment.codeyourfuture.io/sessions/pd-coursework-assignments

Within the CYF community there are regular language exchange meetings. Language learners can practice English and share other languages. The schedule and sign up can be found in the Slack channel # cyf-language-exchange-pilot

Resources from partner organisations

Trainees who are refugees can also access support via Refuaid. They need to fill in this form: https://refuaid.secure.force.com/languageapplication

Then the team at Refuaid will look into their application and offer a suitable learning option.

Online learning resources

Trainees can also access additional resources online. Below are a variety of courses, lessons and apps available to learn English for free

Online apps for learning English:

Duolingo for web: https://www.duolingo.com/course/en/vi/Learn-English

Duolingo App for IOS :https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/duolingo-language-lessons/id570060128

Duolingo App for Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.duolingo&hl=en_GB&gl=US

British Council Learn English Grammar: https://learnenglish.britishcouncil.org/apps/learnenglish-grammar-uk-edition

Drops: https://languagedrops.com

Busuu: https://www.busuu.com/en/hello-new

Hello Talk: https://www.hellotalk.com/?lang=en

FluentU: https://www.fluentu.com

English for the Workplace Course:


General English Course:

Exploring British culture: https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/explore-english-language-culture

English Language discussion material based on TED talks:


Other lessons in this series: https://tedxesl.wordpress.com

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