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Sunflower ESOL - Leeds

This Learning Resource is focused on the ways you can learn English by doing things outside of a classroom. The resource includes a film we made at Sunflower ESOL, which is an ESOL and gardening group at Catch, Leeds. The video includes an interview with the group leader Clare, where she talks about gardening and learning English, as well as an interview with Cecilia, one of the learners who attends the group. The Resource also includes slides, teacher notes and worksheets exploring different ways to learn English, with a focus on gardening.

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'Sunflower ESOL' Video

You can view our video about Sunflower ESOL here.  The video duration is 8.06 minutes. It includes interviews with the group leader Clare, and with a learner called Cecilia.  They talk about the benefits of learning English in a different way, outside of the classroom, and how growing food and gardening are good for the health. This video can be shown in class as a starting point for discussion of different ways of learning, and also for a focus on gardening and healthy eathing. The video is also embedded in the slides on this theme.

Teaching Notes

Download or view the teacher notes on ESOL outside the classroom, including suggestions for activities and approaches for use with learners at different levels, from pre-Entry to Entry 3 +.  You can build these suggestions into your lesson plans on food support.

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Slides Resource

This is our main resource.  You can download or simply show the slides from this page in class.  The slides include an embedded version of our film, plus activities and links to worksheets about different ways of learning English and about gardening and food.  There are 16 slides.  Use in conjunction with teacher notes and worksheets.

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Keywords List

Follow this link for pdfs of the worksheets that are featured as links in the slides.

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