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Michal is studying ESOL at our Mid Devon campus.
Studying: ESOL Skills for LifeCampus: Mid Devon
"I’m improving well. I’m working with English people so I’m improving with every lesson.
I’ve been in England seven years and sometimes I spoke terribly! I decided to start doing something for my English. It’s fun as well. I would recommend it to anyone who wants to improve their English."
Mariusz is studying ESOL at our Mid Devon campus.
"My brother did Entry 3, and he got a promotion, so this course is helpful. We have learnt lots of new things. It’s a good atmosphere in here. Especially when you play games!
"I work at Hepco Motion and they have put me through this. I think the best way to learn is to do it here. Everything has to be in English which is really good and gives you a chance to practise."
Mariana studied ESOL Skills for Life before progressing to GCSE English and Maths, and is now studying Access to HE: Science.
Studying: Access to HE: SciencePreviously: ESOL Skills for Life
"I started with ESOL, which was an intermediate course. I did English before in my country (Moldova). I did ESOL for a year, for all three terms but different levels. It helped me to improve my language and overcome the culture shock. The teachers were understanding and tried to give advice, and they helped me a lot. I also met other people who are in the same boat.
"I did ESOL in 2015, and in 2016 I did my GCSE Maths and English. I did both of them before but I did these ones too, for speakers of native English. It’s the impression that without GCSEs you can’t have a good job. It helped to learn the subjects in another language.
"I’m now studying Access to HE: Science. I did science in my country so I thought it would be easier for me. So far I have got a distinction! All the teachers give great support and I make the most of it. I’m applying for now for teacher training so hopefully it will start a uni course next September.
"I would recommend ESOL for people who want to improve their language and for people who don’t have too many contacts here. It’s a great way to meet people who know what you are going through. You can share the experience. My first friends here were from ESOL. Knowing them has given me a chance to visit other countries too."
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