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Learners on air

25 September 2012

Learners on air

A radio programme made with the help of Access Manawatu features English learners sharing their personal views on New Zealand.

The English Language Partners’ class focuses on speaking, and teacher Maria Work said it was a wonderful opportunity for the learners. “Everyone got into it and really moved out of their comfort zones.”


On the programme, participants (pictured, from left) Od, Andrew, Takako, Esther and Angelika talk about where they come from, their initial impressions of New Zealand and what they like and don't like about the country.


“They were nervous to start with, but it all came together nicely,” said Maria. The learners enjoyed the experience of being in a radio station. “And those who missed out are keen to have their ‘shot’ at being on the radio next time!”


The learners will get a lot more learning from listening to the programme, which Maria intends to use as a focus for grammar points.


So tune in!