Elias Fuentes

Course: ESOL (16-18 Study Programme)

Elias chose to study with us after his aunt recommended the College, and said the tutors were very nice. 

He said:

“My aunt spoke very highly of the staff which interested me. She was right! I found my tutors really helpful and they always did their best to find a way to explain something if you didn’t understand. The best thing about the ESOL course was how the lecturers taught English. The classes were always really engaging and used speaking exercises and interesting videos to introduce new topics.

“The facilities were good and there were plenty of computers. The food facilities were good value for money and as was the gym. I took part in the National Citizenship Programme. It was really good because we were taught how to work as a team and were able to raise money for charity. I also enjoyed meeting elderly residents and playing Bingo with them!

“As part of our British Culture module, we visited the Hancock Museum in Newcastle. This was a great way to learn more about the local area. We also went to the Centre for Life which was very interesting as I want to work in engineering.

“I am looking forward to studying for a degree in ICT Engineering. I am certain the listening and speaking skills I have developed will help me achieve my goals. I want to join the army as an engineer.”

Elias is looking forward to studying ICT Engineering at university.

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ESOL 16-18 year-old Study Programme

A full-time study programme for young people - a stepping stone into UK education and work.