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English for Life in the UK – The United Kingdom

Season 2, Episode 4 An overview of the 4 countries that make up the United Kingdom. More information about each of the smaller countries Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Download Transcript Union Jack Flag. Photo by James Giddins on Unsplash Scottish Flag. Image by paul Doyle from Pixabay Image by Clker-Free-Vector-Images from Pixabay Transcript Mark Hello, and welcome to the podcast, English for Life in the UK. This particular episode is quite a long one, so we have divided it up into 4 or 5 different parts. We're talking about the United Kingdom, today, [...]

2020-12-01T19:16:58+00:001st December, 2020|Podcasts|

Vacancy: Caretaker

St Augustine's Centre is looking for a caretaker. We are encouraging applicants who have been through the asylum process and now have refugee status, to become our Caretaker. This is because we want our staff team to better reflect the diverse community of people we support. We are looking for someone who can make sure our buildings, equipment and grounds are kept in good working order, and that we comply with health and safety regulations. Full details are in the job description CLICK HERE.  You can apply in one of these two ways, depending on what suits you best: [...]

2020-12-01T12:42:44+00:0030th November, 2020|Jobs, News|

Calling creative people – get involved!

Join an online creative group with other people from the St Augustine's community, and make something creative. It will be run by Clare and Ellie from Hebden Bridge Arts Festival till the end March. We will make creative items to share with others. Do you love to write poetry, or draw, or make films, photography, design, theatre, writing, woodwork or sculpture, music, fashion etc? Are you over 18? Can you speak some English? Have you been through the asylum process? Can you join a zoom group for an hour every two weeks, till the end of March? Do you [...]

2020-11-27T16:22:17+00:0027th November, 2020|Centre User Information, News|

English for Life in the UK – British Citizenship

Season 2, Episode 3 Outline and discussion of the process for becoming a British citizen. Freedoms and responsibilities of citizens. The pledge and oath of allegiance to the Queen. Download Transcript Transcript Mark Hello, and welcome to the Podcast, English for Life in the UK. My name's Mark and Christine is with me, today. Hello, Christine, how are you? Christine Hiya, I'm very well, Mark - a bit sad to see the sun setting at just after 4 o'clock . Seems like winter's upon us, Mark but er Mark Yes - it gets dark! [...]

2020-11-19T10:59:04+00:0019th November, 2020|News, Podcasts|

English for Life in the UK – US Presdential Election

Why the US Presidential election is important to the U.K. How the US election system works. What has happened in this year’s election and the possible implications for the U.K. Download Transcript Transcript Season 2, Episode 2 Mark Well, hello and welcome to the podcast English for Life in the UK. I'm joined, today, by Sheena and John. Sheena, how are you? Sheena I'm OK, thank you - a bit tired from trying to follow the election - and confused! But, apart from that: fine, thank you. Mark More of that later. John, how about you? [...]

2020-11-17T16:02:16+00:0016th November, 2020|Podcasts|

English for Life in the UK – Values and Principles of British Society

Season 2, Episode 1 The Government handbook identifies 5 principles - democracy, rule of law, individual liberty, tolerance, participation. We discuss each of these and suggest some others. Download Transcript Transcript Episode 1: Values and Principles of British Society Mark Well - hello, Christine - how are you? Christine Oh, hi, Mark - - I'm not bad, not bad yeah, thank you. It's quite a nice day. It was a very wet day, this morning - I went for a walk and got properly wet, but now I'm sitting at home, and feeling quite cosy. [...]

2020-11-19T10:59:17+00:006th November, 2020|News, Podcasts|

Lockdown November 2020

We will limit face to face contact as much as possible. Food Activities Food: Hot lunches are still available to takeaway on Mondays and Thursdays at 12:30pm. You must wear a mask. DIY and Gardening groups will not meet in lockdown. Support We are still here to help you. Please call 07743 045624 on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday 10-3. The reception cabin will be closed from Thursday 5 November. Our welfare volunteers will be calling centre users to offer support and guide to other services. If you are in need of any of these items we may be able to [...]

2020-11-10T14:02:33+00:005th November, 2020|News|

Season 2 – Preview

What is this podcast? What have we done so far and what are our plans for season 2? How to use this podcast to improve your English and learn more about life in the U.K. Download Transcript Transcript Mark Hello and welcome to a special episode of the podcast, English for Life in the UK. This is a preview episode for Series 2 of this podcast. For those of you that are new to the podcast, this will tell you a bit about who we are, what we do on the podcast and how you can [...]

2020-11-06T17:45:18+00:002nd November, 2020|News, Podcasts|

Where are you most likely to get Coronavirus?

Thanks to the many people around the world who translated our social distancing diagram into (so far) 28 different languages. I'll post them all in this thread. Here's the English one, along with the explanation. https://t.co/JqnTYDuTrR pic.twitter.com/In1Olzdzdc — Trisha Greenhalgh 😷 #BlackLivesMatter (@trishgreenhalgh) August 30, 2020 A professor of Primary Care at the University of Oxford has tweeted some extremely helpful diagrams that show how effective social distancing and wearing masks are in preventing the spread of coronavirus. With infection rates rising in Calderdale and the UK, it is very important that we wear masks indoors and keep 2m [...]

2020-10-29T09:38:06+00:0029th October, 2020|News|