At Heathfield Junior School, we hold a weekly English class for parents who speak other languages and wish to improve their English. These classes have been running for 8 years and have enabled some of the women to secure a place at college to continue their study of the English Language.
The main focus of the class is to develop the language skills needed for everyday life in the UK and classes so far have covered a number of topics. There has also been a focus on improving knowledge of the British Education System and addressing questions related to learning in school and pupil progress.
These classes are free and run by Mrs Simi Pathal (EAL Coordinator) every Thursday from 9.05 – 10.00 am
the ladies from Heathfield Junior School Parents' Group went out for a coffee morning to Whitton. They practised ordering their drinks in English and enjoyed chatting with each other. They had a very relaxing morning and are looking forward to the next outing. This has really helped to improve their English Language skills.
Let the ladies tell you about their experience...
"We went to coffee morning with the English group, we all very happy and enjoyed too much because it's something different, good and exciting. I enjoyed chatting with everyone. The most important thing is friendship with the teacher. I feel comfortable with Simi and friends."