Using SAVTE’s Living in Sheffield videos 

SAVTE has created these videos and resources to help equip people new to Sheffield with the language and skills needed to carry out everyday tasks in the city. 

Our vision is to share a set of Sheffield-specific resources that can be accessed in several different ways – by individuals, in 1:1 teaching sessions; in group sessions (including classes and conversation groups), and by partner organisations.

Here are the three that we have already completed, we will add more when we are able to resume filming again next year.

Booking an appointment with the GP:Using  the  Tram:Going to the Job Centre:
Booking an appointment presentation and activities Booking an Appointment Scripts Using the tram presentation and activitiesUsing the Tram Hints and TipsJob Centre Example Session

Are you new to Sheffield and learning English?  You could…

Watch the videos. Pause and replay. Listen and repeat. 

Are you a volunteer working with an individual or small group of learners? You could

Use the videos and resources to introduce a topic, practice listening or get a discussion going so learners share their knowledge and experience about Sheffield. 

Pick and choose the most useful parts of the resources for your learner. Always link the topic to your learner’s life and interests –  and make sure it is relevant to them.

Are you a tutor of an ESOL class? You could…

Direct learners to the videos as appropriate. 

Use the videos and presentations as part of your learning programme. Example session plans here.