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ELATT Sixth Form: Anti-Bullying Campaign

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Over the last few days, a few of our Sixth Form software development students worked on designing and building some fantastic interactive educational websites to raise awareness of anti-bullying as part of Anti-Bullying Week. You can follow the link below to experience their work!

https://elattlearning.com/Youth/

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Conversation Clubs Update

Conversation Clubs Update

Conversation Clubs are an opportunity for ELATT’s language learners to practise their English speaking skills and develop confidence in a fun, informal environment.

These clubs also give ELATT students an opportunity to become organisers themselves – contributing to the community while gaining skills and experience. Our teaching assistant students in particular find this experience a useful addition to their CVs.

This is an area ELATT has long been involved in. Our very own Nafisah recently completed her PhD on Social Interactions in English and is now Dr Graham-Brown. As part of her research, she led ELATT’s involvement in an Erasmus project on Volunteers in Language Education, working together with community organisations from Slovenia, Denmark and the Netherlands www.languagevolunteers.com

Earlier this year, our Volunteer Manager, Yvonne Ackuaku, and three of our Conversation Club volunteers – Pascale, Gertrude and Izabel – were filmed about their conversation club experience as part of a Learning & Work Institute / Learning Unlimited project funded by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government.

You can see the four videos here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLmZbrFRJFfyPgDaa5DKwA5wayFVMdUsGd

The project also produced 15 units on a range of topics. These flexible and adaptable resources are designed to meet the needs of the huge range of conversation clubs across the UK. It was an exciting writing project which our Quality lead, Helen Rankin, was thrilled to be involved in as an LU Associate.

You can see the 15 units and the accompanying guides here:
https://learningandwork.org.uk/resources/research-and-reports/volunteers-english-language-learners-and-conversation-clubs/

Our current challenge is to build on the initial success in adapting conversation clubs to run online during the Covid-19 crisis. Despite the unfamiliar environment of Zoom, participants – including new joiners – have been able to bond and to discuss personal issues, including Black Lives Matter, in a supportive and constructive way.

If you would like to become an ESOL volunteer, please contact:
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If you would like to join a conversation club, complete an ESOL enrolment form online:
https://www.elatt.org.uk/courses/english-skills

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The Mindfulness Session

The Mindfulness Session

We had a mindfulness session from 1:00pm to 3:00pm on Jan 11 2016. All of the students came from ELATT. It was a wonderful session. We all enjoyed the session. We had a good time with the teacher and everyone enjoyed the session.

We learned how to control our breath and how to control our patience. The teacher showed us a video about how to control our body and our mind. We think we will practice mindfulness in the future. It is very good for our health and life.

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World Religion Day

World Religion Day

17th January 2016
World Religion Day is on the third Sunday in January each year.

World Religion Day's purpose is to promote that the world's religions are harmonious and play a role in unifying humanity. In my opinion: for so many religions the principles and the rules are similar. They tell people to do right things, love each other, help each other not hurt anyone even animals, and protect the environment where we are living.

World Religion Day was established in 1950 by the National Spiritual Assembly of the United States. In 1985 Sir Lanka issued the first World Religion Day postage stamp. In 2007 a stamp was issued by the Republic of the Congo. The Congo stamp showed a globe with the symbols of 11 religions surrounding it.

(By Lingqin)

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ESOL Workout

ESOL Workout

Phoebe’s E2 Speaking and Listening class wanted to share their knowledge about healthy living, so they made a workout video. Put it on, pump up the volume and get fit with ELATT’s ESOL students!

 

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