The ESOL (English for speakers of other languages) students have been practicing their discussion and debating skills as part of their learning at Abbey Access Centre, Lincoln.
As well as covering health and healthy living topics, students on the course take part in debating current affairs and news stories. These skills will assist them in their final examinations in the Summer.
On March the 8th, students discussed International Women’s Day. With students attending the class from a range of different countries it provided an interesting insight into how women are celebrated around the world and in different cultures.
Student’s from a diverse range of countries including Afghanistan, Italy,Hungary and Iran discussed the importance and relevance of the event.
The students discussed how the event had become more high-profile than ever before this year, thanks in part to social media.
Overall the students felt the day was a positive celebration of women, and that both men and women in modern life are extremely busy and have to multi-task to keep everything going – which lead to tutor Sue explaining some english language sayings such as ‘keeping the plates spinning’!
The Worker’s Educational Association currently offer ESOL and Life in the UK classes in Lincoln. For more information please contact the Lincoln office on 01522 522 472.