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ESOL Course Term Dates 10 September 2013 – 5 July 2014 Term 1: 10 September – 20 December 2013 (Half Term: 28 October – 2 November) Term 2: 7 January – 04 April (Half Term: 17 February – 22 February) Work Experience for two weeks in April E3 classes Term 3: 22 April – 5 July (Half Term: 26 May – 31 May)

Handbook 2013-14

Name: Tutor: Late? Can’t come to college? Phone: 0208 266 4109

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Welcome to Young ESOL 2013 – 2014. We hope you make a lot of friends, have fun and study hard! If you do have any problems, come and talk to us. Enjoy the year! The YESOL team

Who is my tutor and English teacher?

Do you know these different

people and places in college?

These are your ESOL (English) teachers. They are also your Personal Tutors. If you need any help or information, ask your Tutor.

Androulla Wakefield ESOL Tutor Room J202

Alice Klein ESOL Tutor ESOL Course Leader Room J202

Shay Dolan ESOL Tutor Room J202

My tutor: ………………………………………………………………………………… Email address: ……………………………..……@barnetsouthgate.ac.uk

Late? Can’t come to college? Phone: 0208 266 4109 and give your ID number

Write the number next to the correct photo. 1. Vending Machine 2. Prayer Room 5. Stella McManus: Head of ESOL Rm J102 3. The LRC 6. Course Information 4. Security 7. Joanna Bahri: Curriculum Manager ESOL Staffroom J203


Important

dates…

What subjects will I study? 1. HIENLGS

3. TIC

2. SHAMT

4. TRPOS

5. OKRW

SLLIKS

Calendar quiz 1. What colour are the days when you need to be in college? 2. What colour are the holiday days? 3. Including this week, how many weeks are there until your first holiday?

YESOL subjects: 1. …………………………………

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2. …………………………………

5. …………………………………

3. …………………………………

4. What date is the first Monday of the Christmas holiday? 5. What day is February 14th? Why is this day special? 6. How many weeks of college are there in the whole year? 7. How many weeks of holiday are there before next summer?

Who are my other teachers? _____________ Maths teacher

_______________ Employability Skills teacher

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ICT teacher

Sports teacher

8. What day of the week is New Year’s Day?

Well done! 7.


What if I am late or I can’t come to college? Phone: 0208266 4109 Give your ID number and leave a message for your teacher, giving your reason.

Have an appointment? Show a letter/ appointment card to your tutor before the day .

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Are you ill? Missed the bus? Late? Telephone the college as soon as possible.

Problems getting to college? Talk to your tutor as soon as possible. We will try and help.

You must go to ALL your lessons You need a minimum 90% attendance for ALL subjects You must do ALL your classwork and homework If you do not do this, you could lose your place in college

Where can I borrow books or use a computer? In the LRC you can book a computer and use the internet.

Opening times: Mon-Thurs: 9am – 7pm Friday: 9am-4pm

DON’T FORGET! You can also use computers in the canteen!

Work experience, volunteering & business games Business games: What do you know about business? How could you make money? If you had £10, could you turn it into £100? This year, the YESOL groups will be involved in an international business game! We will be looking at the skills you need to be managers, marketing people and sales people. If you think you’re the next Alan Sugar, this could be the year for you!

Work experience and volunteering: E3 students will have a work experience placement in the spring term. This is a fantastic chance to gain some useful skills. E1 and E2 students will look into volunteering opportunities. This is another great way to get some useful experience.


What are the

What do I need to bring to college?

rules in class?

Look at the rules below. Tick which you think are good things to do? Bring your file, paper and pen Speak your own language Laugh at other students

Wear your ID

Listen to your teacher and other students

Tell your teacher if you have a problem Do your classwork and homework

Text your friends Come to every class on time

Write down the different items Smile and be polite

Shout or use bad language

as fast as you can.

Bring drinks and snacks to class

Careful with your spelling!

Are there other rules you think are important? Is there anything You think your teacher should do?

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! In your group, write down your TOP 10 Rules for you and your teacher

REMEMBER: You need to bring these things to EVERY class EVERY day


Help and advice outside the college:

Help and advice What’s tutorial time? Every week you have 1.5 hours of tutorial time in your timetable. Sometimes you will have a ‘Group Tutorial’ with your class, but this time is also for one-to-one help. For example, you can ask to see your tutor for help or advice with studying, problems at college or at home, or personal problems. Do you know when your tutorial time is?

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Moving house? New phone number? Don’t forget to tell the college!

Who do I talk to if I have a problem ?

Talk to your tutor. You can find your tutor in their office, or ask to see them in tutorial time. You can also get help and advice from the Progression Centre. Always tell your tutor if you have a problem, we will do our best to help.

Will my family or carer talk to my teacher?

Childline: 0800 1111 www.childline.org.uk Information and advice about bullying, family relationships, gangs, racism, pregnancy, drugs, college stress, and more… FRANK: 0800 77 66 00 National phone line for information and help about drugs www.talktofrank.com North London Business Park (NLBP) 020 8359 2000 Barnet housing and benefit advice www.barnet.gov.uk Barnet Refugee Service: 0208 905 9002 News, information and advice www.b-r-s.org.uk Community Barnet: 0208 3648400 Careers and volunteering http://www.communitybarnet.org.uk

Yes. There are two parents’ evenings in the year. Also, if your parent or carer has a question, they can phone us at any time and arrange an appointment. We might phone them too.

What if I have a complaint?  

First, you need to talk to your tutor. If you don’t want to, then you can talk to Joanna Bahri or Stella McManus. If you would like to make a written complaint, you can send it to Stella McManus.


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