To celebrate the end of term for our ESOL students, asphaleia training's On Track ESOL programme held an event on Monday 21st December. We discussed Christmas traditions, food and religious festivals from across the globe as well as playing some English language games.
We played a version of back to the board, where students are given a word that they have to explain to their classmates without using the word itself. After working really hard all term, the students were presented with certificates to recognise their progress.
We did an interactive quiz, whereby students can select the correct answer using their smartphones. Competition always livens up a class! We also asked the students for their very valued feedback, asking them how they felt when they started studying at asphaleia, what they had learnt and what they wanted to learn.
A student said: “When I started at asphaleia I was so happy to learn English for the first time and really excited. I have learnt to speak English quietly and I want to learn English very well to go to college.”
Another student said: “I want to learn more English and after that establish a charitable organisation to help the poor. And when I am better at English I want to learn engineering.” It is nice to see our students have plans for their futures.
We also did some Christmas colouring!
Drop-in sessions will be running over the Christmas period for any of our students wanting help or advice or guidance during the break. Just call 01903 823546 to check opening times.
We have spaces available for January on our ESOL programme for 16-18 year olds. Just email firstname.lastname@example.org to make a referral.
We wish everyone a happy New Year!