DEAF EVERYDAY LIFE SKILLS

SKILLS FOR LIFE (ENGLISH, MATHS AND IT)

We teach along three different paths at YOU CHOOSE I TEACH, of which all aim to help deaf adult learners gain Maths, English and IT skills needed to gain a CPD (Continuing Professional Development) accreditation, so all course adult learners will receive a certificate of attendance.

 

LIFE SKILLS ENGLISH I BASIC SKILLS DEVELOPMENT

(Reading, Writing and Communication)

Adult learners will read articles from news, restaurant menu, notes, directions, schedule or to-do lists to develop reading and vocabulary skills and gain general knowledge. They will develop sequencing, inference, cause/effect, and questioning skills from these materials. Learners will read, spell and apply use of functional words with real-life opportunities through medicine labels, the calendar, environmental signs, cleaning and household product labels, food labels and job applications. Learners will communicate through British Sign Language, pictures and writing.

 

LIFE SKILLS MATH I BASIC SKILLS DEVELOPMENT

(Number Sense, Computation, Problem Solving, Geometry, Measurement, Algebra And Functions)

Adult learners will use the correct process of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division to solve everyday math problems. These problems will include: counting the amount of money needed or using the next dollar approach, knowing when they will receive change back, figuring sale tax, sale discounts and using coupons to make purchases. Learners will be able to manage money, set-up a simple budget, and maintain savings and checking accounts including making deposits, withdrawals, reconciling a cheque book and use of an ATM machine. Learners will have understanding of time management including being able to add how many hours they work within a time period for full and part-time employment.

 

LIFE SKILLS IT I BASIC SKILLS DEVELOPMENT I IMPROVE YOUR COMPUTER SKILLS

Computers and the internet are a great source of information and a great way to connect with family and friends. You will learn to develop and complete a basic project about your community. Learners will be able to use the internet to research information for your project using the internet. Learners will be able to use programs such as Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Publisher etc. Do you want to develop or learn the skills to navigate the internet and computers? Join our Computer Skills class to learn more about the internet, computer programs and how to use them.

 

WHAT WE OFFER

This class is suited to people who want to develop everyday skills for life. Our deaf tutors will use BSL to work with you and support you with your study.

For more information about course dates and locations, contact us.