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Tzesila Prrenisasi – ESOL 16-18

Tzesila Prrenisasi moved to England from Greece in 2018. She joined the Entry Level 2 ESOL class for 16-18 year olds at Merton College in 2018-19.

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Tzesila worked as a barista at Starbucks and was studying for three days and working four days a week, making her life extremely busy. Tzesila was delighted when she was promoted to a Supervisor position. This is what she said last year about the College experience: “I really enjoy my time at College because it is fun, but at the same time we learn. Our teachers are incredible because without them we would not learn English and they have helped us with life outside the College too. I came to this country for a better life; Merton College has helped me with the most important thing which is to learn English.”

Jozsef Gombar – ESOL for Adults

Jozsef Gombar came to live in London from Hungary seven years ago. Having never studied English before, he learnt a basic level of English from private tutors whilst working.

After undertaking a number of jobs, Jozsef decided that he no longer wanted to work for companies who did not show their appreciation and decided that it was time to learn something new. He realised that in order to achieve his career ambitions, a good level of English was essential. Therefore, Jozsef and his partner decided that she would start her own business and he would take care of their children. This freed up time for Jozsef to attend Merton College, twice a week on an ESOL course.

In September 20018, Jozsef enrolled on a Level 1 ESOL ILP course. Then in January 2019, he went on to complete a Level 1 Maths course achieving an amazing 100%! Jozsef says: “Firstly, I would like to say thank you to my tutors. They encouraged me all the time. My English has improved in all aspects and my Maths result was brilliant. Finally, thank you to the College for this opportunity. My target is to continue to improve my English and Maths and to get to GCSE level in the next few years. Being a learner at Merton College and achieving Level 1 in both English and Maths has been an important milestone in my life.”