Learning at School
'I find the Higher ESOL Course could be beneficial to everyone as it involves study skills.' Bo-Yang Li from China is studying the ESOL Higher Course at Morgan Academy, Dundee.
'The ESOL Higher Course is a very special class because it allows me to improve my English in different ways to the ones in my school and lets me concentrate on the areas I need to work on. I think I made the right decision in choosing the Course because it has helped me with my English and my school work.' Mauro Simone from Argentina is studying the Higher ESOL Course instead of Higher English at St Thomas of Aquins High School, Edinburgh.
'You learn loads of techniques that help you with your other subjects. It's great fun working in groups.' Nurin Omar from Somalia is studying the Higher ESOL Course at St Roch's Secondary School, Glasgow.
'The speaking part of the Course is hard but it's helped me a lot.' Hermine Makangu from Congo is studying the Higher ESOL Course at St Roch's Secondary School, Glasgow.
'It's challenging because some tricky questions get our brains going.' Audrey Kameni (pictured left), age 16 from Cameroon. She began her education in Scotland in S2.
'I find the discussions in the ESOL Course really cool' Somia Mustafa (pictured right), age 16 from Pakistan. She began her education in Scotland in S4.
Both are studying for the Higher ESOL Course at St Roch's Secondary School, Glasgow.
'I learned language skills which I could adapt to other subjects. In the Scottish system the Standard Grade English might not be the most suitable for those pupils who come to secondary school in S3 like me. The ESOL Courses as an alternative can help you with other subjects.' Tsvetomir Stefanov from Bulgaria, now at Dundee College studying HNC Travel and Tourism and aiming to study Tourism at University.
'We think it really helps us with reading and talking' Kamila Cichocka, 'Try it' Agnieszka Fellmann.
Kamila Cichocka and Agnieszka Fellmann of St Saviour's High School, Dundee, are from Poland and are currently in S3 studying for three ESOL Units at Access 3.