The Harold Road Centre had previously been running an accredited English class until funding was cut, and decided to continue with informal English classes to complement their Literacy class. They felt Creative English offered the holistic experience they desired, and many of their learners now continue their experience through a newly-formed conversation club.
Pavana is a 45-year-old Indian lady who has spent many years living in the north of Italy. English is not her second language – it’s roughly her fourth! And she’s only been in the country for about 8 months.
This week, she told me that she is much more confident in speaking English ever since she started. She has readily joined in and she really enjoys the class. She said she had used what she has learned at her children’s school, the optician, the doctor and the dentist. She was also able to tell me she had begun volunteering in the crèche at her local primary school.