In 2019 we shared a great story about ELP Wellington ESOL home tutor volunteer Tho Vo helping his learner Awng San Lahpai.
Awng San came to NZ from Myanmar in 2017 as a refugee and worked really hard to improve his English. Tho supported him and they became friends during the two years they worked together.
And now Awng San has successfully completed his Level 3 Health and Wellbeing at WELTEC and is working at a retirement village as a wellness partner! As he is very new to the job he is still getting used to working with patients who have many different needs. This demanding job is helped by having a super supportive team who are like a family to him. Awng San has recently joined an English for Employees class to help him develop the language he needs for workplace tasks, such as completing follow up notes and reports on the computer and communicating confidently with his clients and team. He loves talking to people and wants to be able to talk, talk, talk at work and elsewhere so is waiting to be partnered with another ESOL home tutor as well.
Awng San is such an inspiring learner who will not stop learning. He aims to study Wellness and Health at Level 4 and progress his career in caregiving. He definitely has the skills, warm personality and drive to achieve any of his goals!
ENGLISH FOR EMPLOYEES
- 2-4 hours per week (Up to 45-hour course, flexible hours)
- For people with a job (full-time, part-time, casually/seasonally or self-employed)
- Improve your workplace English
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