Activities during Coronavirus Homepage

Here are activities for our clients to support and encourage learning English during the coronavirus crisis:

During the Coronavirus outbreak, we continue to support our clients remotely. We understand that reducing our regular face-to-face contact and services will be difficult, and so this page is intended as a resource for clients to access activities during these challenging times.

Check out our Online Activities Timetable to see when we offer our regular activities.

ESOL classes
Zoom English classes with Anya and Martha Monday to Wednesday.

Book Group
Our Book Group session is with Monica and Joan at 12pm on Mondays. They are currently reading an English language learner’s edition of The Great Gatsby, by F Scott Fitzgerald.

Choir
Our Choir session with our Choir Leader, Romain is at 12pm on Tuesdays. Romain is also the leader of the World Harmony Orchestra.

Art and Writing Activities
Our Art and Writing Group leads – Jane, Sita and Ros – are sending out art materials and activities for you to do at home. You can find an online version of their art packs here.

Accumulate, the Art School for the Homeless, are also sending out art kits. Check out their website to see a selection of the art activities they offer: https://padlet.com/Accumulate

ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNING MATERIALS

Other online ESOL Resources
A list of free online audiobooks and listening materials

Speak Street worksheets http://speak-street.com/blog-grid/

BBC daily lessons in English, Maths, Science, History and Geography https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons

Home Workouts
It is important to stay fit during the lockdown. We recommend the Body Coach Joe Wick’s videos for physical exercises you can do at home:
https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1

Make your own Face Mask!
From 15 June, it will be compulsory to wear a face mask or covering on public transport. Check out this short video to see how you can quickly make a face mask at home. All you need is a piece of cloth, a paper towel and two elastic bands!
https://www.facebook./itvnews/videos/387386302204535/https://www.facebook./itvnews/videos/387386302204535/

‘Chill and Chat’ with Accumulate, The Art School for the Homeless
Accumulate are running a social Zoom session every Thursday morning at 11am. If you’d like to meet new people and socialise on Zoom, contact info@accumulate.org.uk for the Zoom link and details!

OPPORTUNITY: Free Film / TV / Video Game Training
Media Trust and Screen Skills are offering free places for people 18-30 to get trained up and have support and mentoring from the industry. For more info: https://mediatrust.org/youth-programmes/screenskills-emerging-talent-mentoring-programme/