Coronavirus Update: Lockdown January 2021

Starting 5 January 2021 England is in a national lockdown. Do not leave your home unless it is necessary. In the past week there have been 571 new cases of Coronavirus in Calderdale. St Augustine's Centre in Lockdown The centre is open for appointments only. Food Hot lunches are still available. Come for takeaway lunch on Mondays and Thursdays at 12:30pm. You must wear a mask. Support We are still here to help you. The telephone line is open, please call 07743 045624 on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday 10-3. You can send a Whatsapp message any time. [...]

2021-01-08T16:30:48+00:007th January, 2021|News|

English for Life in the UK – Christmas in the UK

Season 2, Episode 8 A discussion of aspects of the history and traditions of Christmas in the U.K. and the importance of Christmas to Christians. Download Transcript Christmas Nativity. Photo by Jessica Lewis from Pexels Christmas Tree and presents. Photo by Oleg Zaicev from Pexels Father Christmas or Santa Claus with his reindeer. Image by OpenClipart-Vectors from Pixabay Christmas wreath. Photo by Corina Andrisca on Unsplash Yule Log. Image by Larry White from Pixabay Transcript Mark Hello, and welcome to the podcast English for Life in the UK. This podcast is for anyone who wants to improve their English and at [...]

2021-01-06T17:08:32+00:0023rd December, 2020|News, Podcasts|

Coronavirus Update Tier 3 December and Christmas 2020

Calderdale is still in Tier 3 - very high alert. Food Activities Food: Hot lunches are still available through Christmas. Come for takeaway lunch on Mondays and Thursdays at 12:30pm. You must wear a mask. Support We are still here to help you. The building is closed for Christmas but our telephone line is open. Please call 07743 045624 on Monday or Thursday 10-2. You can send a Whatsapp message any time. Wellbeing It's a very important time to look after yours and others wellbeing. You cannot meet people who you do not live with inside (in [...]

2020-12-18T16:57:44+00:0015th December, 2020|News|

English for Life in the UK – Anglo-Saxons, Vikings and Normans arrive in Britain

Season 2, Episode 6 Anglo-Saxons arrive in Britain. The two St Augustines. The Vikings. The Battle of Hastings and the Norman conquest. How the Normans changed Britain. Download Transcript Sutton Hoo Helmet. Image by Jim Brewin from Pixabay. Viking long boat. Image by Clker-Free-Vector-Images from Pixabay Cardiff Castle, a Norman Castle in Wales. Image by Daryus Chandra from Pixabay The Bayeux Tapestry. Image from Store Norske. St Augustine's Centre in Halifax. Transcript Mark Hello and welcome to the podcast: English for Life in the UK. This podcast is for anyone who wants to improve their English and [...]

2020-12-11T09:59:21+00:0010th December, 2020|News, Podcasts|

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 – 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|
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