Helping ESOL students and translating for them is fulfilling, and I’m proud to be part of Nottingham CollegeNagat —
Nagat started studying at Nottingham College in 2018 as a mother of four and after reaching Level 1. She became confident enough to take a teaching assistant course, before volunteering for the ESOL team in 2020, which motivated her to join the College family and with the ESOL team’s help, she joined them full-time this year.
My name is Nagat. I’m from Libya and my first language is Arabic. I started my journey at Nottingham College as a student in 2018. As a mother of four children, it was too hard for me to have time to improve my English. However, my daughter was a baby, so the College provided nursery during my study.
When I reached Level 1, I felt confident to take a teaching assistant course as I used to work as a teacher in my home country, I taught ICT in primary and secondary schools. So, while I was studying, in 2020 I was working as a volunteer in ESOL team, so this opportunity gave me a big motivation to be a part of this family.
After I finished my course, I worked part time as a Learning Coach and as an invigilator in other departments while I continued my volunteer work. Infact, I found helping ESOL students and translation so useful and all the staff and teachers are lovely and helpful so that is why this year I chose to be part of this family (ESOL team). It is a major source of confidence and jubilance for me and I’m so proud to be part of Nottingham College.— Nagat