The Centre team that teaches ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) had to quickly adapt its services in lock down.

Learners are used to having regular face-to-face sessions at the Centre and having to learn virtually has a number of challenges. Teachers and learners alike had to adapt their home environment and family situations. For many learners it meant finding access to suitable technology and rapidly increasing their digital skills or participating in challenging phone lessons; all to be able to keep learning during a pandemic.

The ESOL service team has made over 6500 calls to connect with learners since lock down and has continued to work with a cohort of 200 learners remotely throughout.

Many of these determined learners entered exams in June that applied adapted criteria from Ofqual based on calculated results, and 93% passed.

Further learners are being entered in July and we await their results. A huge well done to them.

Find out more about one of our amazing ESOL teachers here.

Find out more about our ESOL classes here.

Our ESOL classes are funded by New City College who administer the money from the Adult Education Budget (AEB).