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An Evening to Remember.. our Cookbook Launch, June 2019

An Evening to Remember.. our Cookbook Launch, June 2019

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OruUQRfJURg Levenshulme-based dumpling project Heart & Parcel to publish first ever cookbook in June 2019 in order to continue providing English language support for migrant women in Manchester. “Dumplings in all cultural forms are...

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Why dumplings? why women? Why ESOL? Why supper clubs?

Why dumplings? why women? Why ESOL? Why supper clubs?

After three years of running our project, it is really important to reflect on why we decided to set up. The post below sets out the background research we did relating to women from communities who access ESOL provision. It also displays our attempts to fund raise to...

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Past Reflections of an ESOL tutor

Past Reflections of an ESOL tutor

This was an excerpt from a piece of reflective writing  written back in July 2015 by founder and then ESOL tutor, Clare. Although written a while ago, she has decided to share this to contribute to the ongoing conversation of the direction for ESOL provision, and...

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Setting up a community project: our experiences

Setting up a community project: our experiences

As we have passed into our 3rd year running Heart & Parcel, we find ourselves looking back fondly at the work we have done, the women we have met and the hundreds of dumplings we have made (and eaten). Over the years it has been really exciting to see that we have...

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Dumpling Lessons: The importance of learner centred sessions.

Dumpling Lessons: The importance of learner centred sessions.

When we do our private workshops  we know our structure very well. We come in, make our coffees, set up the space. We unpack our ingredients, get out pots, pans and rollers, attach our badges to the aprons, place the water on the stove to boil and await the...

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ESOL & Cooking Lesson Plan

We thought we would share this lesson plan we have used about three times now with different groups. This is an all round lesson we have created that covers many skills. It works very well with group work and building conversation. More specifically for literacy and...

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Eight Supper Club Reflections

Last week brought us to the close of our intimate supper clubs showcasing our dumplings that we have been making with women from migrant communities over the last seven months. For those that are unfamiliar with our project, we ran monthly supper clubs from March -...

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