December 2020

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, and particularly how it is formed of four different countries, four separate countries. So we're going to start by talking a bit about the [...]

November 2020

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: Write us a letter about why you are the right person for the job, OR Make a 3-5 minute video about why you are [...]

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 have time to make something creative of your choosing, in between the zoom group meetings? If needed, we can provide materials and support to [...]

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! It gets dark very early, doesn't it, at this time of year? Christine It really does, it really does. Mark Now also, today, with [...]

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? John I'm fine, thank you, Mark. Mark Good, good. Well, I've been a bit poorly, so my voice is maybe a little bit .... [...]