Supporting ESOL learners

28 January, 2021

Improving confidence in any language is gained through a combination of formal and informal learning.

Click here for some simple tips that are easy to apply in everyday life, from North London Nurse, Iolanda Pedrosa. The short list includes lots of easy things you can support your apprentices to do right now.

Iolanda Pedrosa is employed at Whittington NHS Trust in North London as a nurse and is currently studying on a level 7 business management apprenticeship (MBA). She has also completed small university courses at level 6 and 7. Iolanda’s first language is Portuguese and she arrived in London she didn’t feel fully confident in her English language skills so developed strategies to help. Iolanda says that despite her high confidence and competence in speaking English now, expressing herself academically at level 7 is a new challenge and that she is still learning.

Learners & Practitioners – HEE would love to hear your top tips too, join the Skills for Life network and email them with the subject line ESOL.