Learning ESOL together with the WEA.


Tutor Sue with ESOL students

The students on our ESOL course had a busy end of term after completion of  their City and Guilds exams.

On the last day of term a celebration was held with students and the tutor contributing refreshments to an end of term gathering at Abbey Access Centre.

The end of term was also a chance for students to reflect on what they learnt and enjoyed about their course with the WEA.

Zahra, a student on the Level 2 ESOL course said, “I started the course because I felt I needed to learn more about english grammar. Sue is very good at teaching me. She helps me to remember things. I recommend this class to new students.”

Student Marianna said, ” I am Marianna and I really love to live here in England. I came to Lincoln in 2009 and straight away I started to look around for somewhere I could learn and improve my English.”

“Before I started I felt nervous but I was also excited. I thought the class would be a great opportunity to improve my English knowledge.”

” What I enjoy most about the class is that Sue is such a great teacher! she always prepares the class and subject for us and she teaches in a very good way. Also all the classmates are very polite and we always worked hard together and were a great team.”

“I would advise anyone thinking of joining the class to do it! It is a great opportunity to learn with good teachers in a nice atmosphere”.

Finally student Henry said ” I feel that coming to class has made my level of English better. I come each week and I hope to continue next term. Before the course started I felt a little anxious because the course was higher than my level but it has gone very well. I have improved. I enjoy coming to class very much. It is good to come to class because you do not just learn about speaking you will learn about grammar as well.”

The WEA will be running an ESOL course in the Autumn term. For further details please contact the WEA office on 01522 522 472.

Life in the UK through its History and Culture.

Experienced tutor Adrian Turner is teaching a new course which begins on Thursday 4th May 2017.

The course will focus on improving English vocabulary by learning about British history, culture and special days in the calendar.

Please note there is a required level for students attending to have achieved  ESOL Entry 2 (or above).

The course venue is the YMCA, St Rumbold Street (above  the gym.)


Tutor: Adrian Turner

Start date & time:04/05/2017 at 10 am – 12  [2 hours].

Venue: YMCA, St Rumbold Street Lincoln LN2 5AR.

Fee: £61.60 for 8 weeks or free if in receipt of an income related benefit.



For further information, or to book a place please contact

WEA Lincoln Office Tel: 01522 522472or 07500823175

Email: lincolnoffice@wea.org.uk or zhandley@wea.org.uk


WEA ESOL students discuss International Women’s Day 2017

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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.

spinning plates

Keeping the plates spinning!





Learning together about Life in the UK today


A new course is underway in Lincoln teaching international students all about life in the modern United Kingdom.

The course is titled ‘Life In the UK Through its Culture and History’.

Students are looking at a diverse range of topics and subjects, including British traditions and celebrations, the history of immigration into the UK and the origins of the flags of the United Kingdom.

The course is taught by  Adrian Turner who is a very experienced tutor, having taught all over the world, and who is exceptionally knowledgeable in his subject area.

The students describe the class as friendly, lively and informative and a good way to meet and make friends with others who are new to the area from another country.

One student described what they enjoyed about the course as follows:

“The course is very useful for people coming to this country to help them understand more about the history here and how it affects the way things happen here today”.

The course is open to all but will be of particular advantage to those who are currently learning English as a speaker of another language. The course also has the advantage of working around the school term making it convenient for those with young children to attend.

For more information including fees, or to book a place on the next course beginning in April, please contact the Lincoln office on 01522 522 472.

New Course: French for Beginners

The WEA are offering a new course in February 2017 for those who wish to begin French, perhaps to help your child with their homework or to brush up on your language skills for your next holiday.

Tutor: Sue Ricketts

Start date & time:Thursday 2 February  2016 7-9pm

Venue: Friends Meeting House, Park Street, Lincoln LN1 1UR

Fee: £53.90 for 7 weeks or free if in receipt of an income related benefit      france

For further information, or to book a place please contact

WEA Lincoln Office Tel: 01522 522472

Email: lincolnoffice@wea.org.uk

New ESOL Courses starting January 2017

We have some exciting new ESOL courses beginning in the New Year which are perfect for those looking to improve their speaking and reading of English.

The courses are taught by our experienced ESOL tutor Sue Humphrey and are suitable for beginners/entry Level, Level 1 or Level 2 students.

The class is held at the Abbey Access centre, which is situated in the lovely surroundings of the Arboretum on Monks Road, Lincoln.

There are two sessions, either the morning session which begins at 9.30 -11.30, or the afternoon session which runs from 12.30 – 2.30pm.

Both classes begin on Friday January 20th 2017.

The cost of the sessions is  free if in reciept of certain income related benefits. For other students their is a charge which will be confirmed when enquiring/ booking.

To book a place, please call the Lincoln office on 01522 522 472 or 07500 823 175.


Is your French a little bit rusty?

rusty eifel

Did you holiday in France this year?

17 Millon British nationals visited France in 2015 according to the government website  GOVUK…

But… how many of these do you think felt confident speaking french?



The truth is we just don’t know the answer to that question,  what we do know is if you feel it’s a long time since your school days and your french language skills could now do with a little help, we have the course for you.

Starting Thursday 8th September our tutor Susan Ricketts will be teaching a course for students who have previously worked up to GCSE or O Level French at school or college.

The course will cover many aspects of basic conversational french which will be useful for holidaymakers and will cover a range of topics.


Start date & time: Thursday 8 September 2016 7-9pm

Venue: Friends Meeting House, Park Street, Lincoln LN1 1UR

Fee: £53.90 for 7 weeks or free if in receipt of an income related benefit    

To book online click here

For further information please contact the office on 01522 522 472.