A Yorkshire Yarn

A Yorkshire Yarn

A Yorkshire Yarn is a short documentary series exploring the English language learning experiences of three students at the University of Huddersfield. There are three episodes in the series.

The Tales  of a Trainee Tutor

‘The Tale of a Trainee Teacher’ is the first episode  and explores the experiences of Wafaa Fathy. Wafaa was born in Egypt and now lives in Leeds. She is studying for a PGCE in Lifelong Learning and is training to become a Skills for Life Tutor specialising in teaching ESOL and ICT.

Waffa – pre-video worksheet is a short introductory worksheet that students can complete before watching the video. The worksheet gives students the opportunity to guess Wafaa’s answers to the following questions;

1.Did you first come to England to study?

2.What methods did you use to learn the English language?

3.What advice do you have for current ESOL students?

Once they have complete this sheet the following worksheet, Waffa — during the video worksheet, has been adapted slightly for the students to fill in whilst watching the video. You can download the answers here – Waffa – during the video (answer sheet)

After watching the video there is a questionnaire based worksheet to complete –  Wafaa – post video worksheet.  The worksheet provides students with the opportunity to ask their fellow classmates why they started  to learn the English language and what resources have helped them with this . The students also have a chance to provide their own advice on ways to learn the English language.

Rafal’s Adventure

‘Rafal’s Adventure’ is the second episode in the series and explores the language learning experiences of Rafal Hanzel. Rafal was born in Poland and now lives in Huddersfield. He is studying for a degree in business studies and runs Raf Buy an on-line supermarket specialising in Polish products.

The worksheets for this video can be downloaded below or through Skills Workshop at http://www.skillsworkshop.org/resources/yorkshire-yarn-documentary-series-and-worksheets

The worksheets follow the same format as the Wafaa worksheets although the questions are slightly different.

Rafal – pre-video worksheet

Rafal – during the video worksheet

Rafal – during the video worksheet (answers)

Rafal – post video worksheet

Juliet’s Story

‘Juliet’s Story’ is the third and final episode in the ‘Yorkshire Yarn’ series. Juliet Ngwenya originates from Zimbabwe but now lives in Leeds with her family. She is studying for a PGCE in Lifelong Learning and like Wafaa is training to become a Skills for Life Tutor.

The worksheets for this video can be downloaded below.

The worksheets follow the same format as the Wafaa worksheets although the questions are slightly different. The final worksheet is a paired speaking activity.

Juliet – pre-video worksheet

Juliet – during the video worksheet

Juliet – during the video worksheet (answers)

Juliet – post video worksheet

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