Adults and teenagers experiencing difficulty in mastering basic reading and writing skills now have an added opportunity to enhance their learning by signing up for the English Skills Evening Programme of the Open Campus of the University of the West Indies (UWI).

As part of UWI’s community outreach service, it is geared towards building capacity rather than testing and ranking student achievement.

Participants will be assisted in a variety of ways that include understanding language structure and how to use correct grammatical forms and punctuation. They will also have a chance to develop confidence in writing and oral expression.

Classes will be conducted on Tuesdays and Thursdays for 10 weeks each term at The St. Michael School, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

The first term begins on Tuesday, September 25, and students will be placed into two streams depending on their current reading and writing ability. There will be a basic group for persons who need to acquire very basic reading skills and a Beginners/Intermediate Group targeting individuals who have mastered basic skills and are interested in acquiring more advanced integrated reading and writing skills.

Employers are being urged to sponsor those staffers whom they believe may benefit from the programme, which will be offered in a supportive learning environment by experienced reading specialists.

Further information on the programme may be obtained by calling 430-1120/1121.


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