During the course trainees are encouraged to access various English resources.
The Personal development coursework is also aimed at improving reading and writing skills through reflective journal writing. Trainees get feedback from their PD Buddies on the quality of their written assignments. They gain practice in speaking and listening through various activities delivered during the PD Days. These take place every three weeks during the course. The coursework can be viewed here: https://personaldevelopment.codeyourfuture.io/sessions/pd-coursework-assignments
Within the CYF community there are regular language exchange meetings. Language learners can practice English and share other languages. The schedule and sign up can be found in the Slack channel # cyf-language-exchange-pilot
Trainees who are refugees can also access support via Refuaid. They need to fill in this form: https://refuaid.secure.force.com/languageapplication
Then the team at Refuaid will look into their application and offer a suitable learning option.
Trainees can also access additional resources online. Below are a variety of courses, lessons and apps available to learn English for free
Online apps for learning English:
Duolingo for web: https://www.duolingo.com/course/en/vi/Learn-English
Duolingo App for IOS :https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/duolingo-language-lessons/id570060128
Duolingo App for Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.duolingo&hl=en_GB&gl=US
British Council Learn English Grammar: https://learnenglish.britishcouncil.org/apps/learnenglish-grammar-uk-edition
Hello Talk: https://www.hellotalk.com/?lang=en
Exploring British culture: https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/explore-english-language-culture
Other lessons in this series: https://tedxesl.wordpress.com