Last September, we were thrilled to resume some of our wellbeing activities and EAL lessons after months of restrictions. Like most, we had the added task of keeping safe and socially distanced. This also meant finding alternatives to classroom teaching.

Learning EAL with Zoom classes

Although we hope to return to full-time face-to-face learning one day soon, Zoom has helped us to continue offering EAL lessons and keep our students in touch, despite being physically apart.

Over the coming months, we will be introducing you to more of our students learning EAL through our activities and classes. Today we start with Berrin G├╝zel, a current student whose home language is Turkish.

Berrin shares her thoughts on EAL learning through online classes:

I prefer to attend face-to-face classes. Because I can write, listen and speak at the same time.

I love meeting new people and making new friends. Building a good face-to-face connection with new people is easy.

For me, the advantage of the online lesson is that I save extra time as I don’t waste my time on the road.

A photo of Berrin: a current EAL student whose first language is Turkish.