ESOL Merton Local Authority
Hyosook Lee is from South Korea and arrived in the UK in February 2023. She is studying Level 1 ESOL.
Hyosook says: "My husband was assigned to the UK as an expatriate, so my family came to the UK last year. I had learned English at school when I was younger, but as it was a long time ago I felt like I'd forgotten everything. I found it especially difficult to listen and speak English.
A friend had been taking an ESOL course at Merton College and recommended it to me. I took the assessment and enrolled on to the course. Our teacher Naomi is always passionate about making our English learning enjoyable. During our classes we all focus hard on learning English and helping each other. It has been great not only to learn the language, but also British culture and history though various course materials. I look forward to classes with my teacher and friends. I will work hard to speak English confidently."