our aim for the continuing BBC Voices Project is to help people for
whom English is a second language to improve their English language
are working with Jersey ACET tutors on a Saturday afternoon at St
Paul's Community Centre. BBC staff have been volunteering to work
as assistants in the English classes, and providing the students
with basic computer training, enabling them to use the BBC Radio
Jersey website as a tool for improving their English.
sessions run from 1500 - 1800, the students are of varying degrees
of ability and knowledge. The BBC has donated a laptop computer
to ACET for use during these sessions. They are using the BBC Skillswise
interactive classes during these sessions.
classes are informative and fun. Voices producer Graeme Drummond
volunteers from BBC Jersey who have attended the first few sessions
have been enthusistic about the project, and have enjoyed meeting
the students. They have found the classes interesting and informative.
The feedback from both ACET and the students has been very positive".
find out how to apply to join these courses, you should contact
Alex Blake at ACET on 505957. There's an initial assessment for
the potential students. ACET will then arrange places for students
on future courses.