Studying an ESOL course helped Weronika onto a course in her dream industry
Weronika started studying ESOL with MK College in 2016 and is now about to finish her L2 Extended Diploma in Health & Social Care, which was recommended to her by friends and her former teacher. In this blog, she reflects on her time as a student with us.
What would you say is your greatest achievement since starting the ESOL course?
I would say that my greatest achievement was passing my GCSE’s. It really helped to build my English language and confidence to speak the language, as I am from Poland.
Why did you choose to study an ESOL course, and what did you find most enjoyable?
I decided to apply to an ESOL course at MK College because I needed a stepping-stone to be able to get onto the L2 Extended Diploma in Health & Social Care course, to then work within the health sector. At the time, I had family members who worked in the health sector, which is where my interest in the industry originated from. There is also a lot of opportunity within the health sector which encouraged me into this industry.
The most enjoyable part of my course has been where we have learnt about human growth and development – I have found this really interesting.
What are your top tips for studying?
My best tip would be to always keep your notes updated, and always write in your own words!
How did you find the teaching and support during your course?
I thought that the teaching and support was great. I am very thankful for my teachers and their support as I had complications with my health, so I needed extra help. Despite this, I was never crossed out from activities, and I received a lot of support.
What advice would you give to anyone considering applying to MK College?
Make sure you choose a course that you really want to study, and not what someone else wants for you.
Are you interested in joining one of our English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) courses? Have a look at our ESOL hub page to find out more, and find a course that suits you.