Zahra is one of our Refugee students’ who started her ESOL journey in our English for Everyday Life in New Zealand (Elementary) course and progressed into our ESOL for Work and Study course. She joined EmployNZ to learn English so she could communicate and be able to work in the future.

Zahra said she really enjoyed her time in the course and her tutors were very supportive. Zahra has now been accepted to start a New Zealand Certificate in the English Language at Unitec Institute of Technology. After that, she plans to work in Childcare because she loves children.

“I use to stay at home when I first came to New Zealand as I couldn’t communicate and was scared to talk to people. After learning ESOL, I feel better and happy to talk easily, go outside, go shopping, and talk to other people. I enjoyed my time in both courses, and my tutors are very kind and supportive. I am very happy to be going into Unitec and then I can go into work after that”- Zahra – ESOL for Work and Study (Pre-Intermediate)