A special event to celebrate the achievements of learners was held earlier this week by Ealing Council’s adult learning team (Learn Ealing).
Students were presented with laptops and certificates in recognition of the significant progress they have made on their English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) courses, and as part of Ealing Council’s digital access project that aims to help people get back into work.
The Learn Ealing team has been delivering ESOL courses to Ingeus clients since January 2023. Ingeus deliver services to help people improve their employment, skills, and health. The event celebrated 16 ESOL learners successful completion of their course and progression to a higher level course or employment.
The special event was attended by learners, tutors, and the council’s Learn Ealing team. They were joined by Cristi Gonzalez, the council’s Learn Ealing manager, who presented certificates and laptops to the students.
A stepping stone
ESOL courses are designed for people whose first language is not English and who want to improve their English speaking, reading, and writing skills.
ESOL courses also help people to develop their job search, application, and interview skills for work in the UK. Many of our ESOL learners have entered further education, training, and employment, as well as developing self-confidence.
One of the students at the event thanked her tutor for being friendly, kind, and supportive. She has learned new words, how to say numbers, and how to tell the time.
Another ESOL learner, Kawa Othman, said: “I am learning entry level 1 English. My teacher has a great style of teaching and she really makes students understand. I have taken many lessons with my tutor Sarah and my speaking has improved a lot. She always tries to provide the best for her students. I am very happy!”
Building on its success, the council’s Learn Ealing team will be teaching another 50 ESOL students next month. To find out more about the ESOL courses and how to enrol, visit the Learn Ealing website.