English Language Partners received a grant through the Northland Community Foundation from The Tindall Foundation.
Imagine arriving in a new country where everything including the language and the customs are completely different from your own. That’s where English Language Partners comes in to make a huge difference.
English Language Partners teach English and settlement support to adult migrants so that they can settle into our community with confidence. Last year migrants participated in the SeaCleaners clean-up operation where about 30 of their learners, plus tutors and staff searched for rubbish at the end of Port Road.
For many of the learners, it was the first time they had ever participated in a community event, and it meant so much to them.
In 2014 there was a special graduation ceremony of their first-ever full-time course – which was pretty special.
The Pronunciation/Conversation class recently went with their tutor to Amici. Restaurant, where they had to do their own ordering, which was a bit of a challenge for some of them.
We salute you English Language Partners – you’re making a real difference in our world.