Spotlight on BBC Skillswise


BBC Skillswise offers a wealth of information, tips and exercises aimed at improving an adult’s literacy skills. It’s one of the links available under Tutor Resources, and it’s well worth a look.


Once you’ve accessed the website via the Tutor Resources link, click on the ‘English’ box to view the headings for all the resources – Fact Sheets and Work Sheets – available. (One small caution: since the origin of this resource is the UK, all videos feature people speaking with English accents.)


The beauty of BBC Skillswise as a resource is that it is suitable for absolute beginners as well as more advanced students. Each section – Reading, Writing, Spelling, Word Grammar, Sentence Grammar – has options from ‘Entry 1 & 2’ for beginners, to ‘Level 1’, described as an ‘essential level for many jobs’. At every level, there are Fact Sheets with clear explanations and tips, as well as Work Sheets for practice and reinforcement. All Fact Sheets and Work Sheets can be printed by clicking on the printer icon, top right hand corner of each Sheet.


If you can, take the time to really explore this resource. I don’t think you’ll be disappointed.

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