A Yorkshire Yarn Documentary Series and Worksheets

Submitted by Gemma Holtam on Sat, 2011-08-20 17:15

ESOL: ESOL Lr/L1.2a, ESOL Lr/L1.5a, ESOL Lr/L2.1a, ESOL Lr/L2.3a, ESOL Sc/L1.2b, ESOL Sc/L2.3b

Free tags: Equality and Diversity

Context: Education

Level: L1, L2

Resource type: Discussion points, Listening and/or speaking activity, On-screen activity or video, Worksheet or assignment

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.

1 The Tales of a Trainee Tutor
http://www.youtube.com/user/ESOLRESOURCES#p/a/u/2/Itb9nc9rIMg

‘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.

  • Wafaa – 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 next worksheet in the PDF, Waffa — during the video worksheet, has been adapted slightly for the students to fill in whilst watching the video.
  • The answer sheet is also included.
  • After watching the video there is a final questionnaire based worksheet to complete ( p4-5 of the PDF). 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.

2 Rafal’s Adventure
http://www.youtube.com/user/ESOLRESOURCES#p/a/u/1/INIYD4wvoEI

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

3 Juliet’s Story
http://www.youtube.com/user/ESOLRESOURCES#p/a/u/0/BWlpGURQ6ck

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

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2 x 5 pages , 1 x 4 page
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