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English for Speakers of Other Languages

Learning Partnerships has been providing quality English language teaching for migrants in Leeds for over 15 years. As specialists in delivering quality English language programmes of learning, we place significant importance on ensuring our courses are active, fun and individualised to students' needs. 

Consistent positive feedback from our students has revealed how we have changed the lives of many migrants and their families; in work, education and everyday life.  

Click on one of the links to find out more about our courses:

1-day Exam Preparation and Information

General English and Exam Preparation (For Settlement and Citizenship)

Talk English

Free Beginner ESOL Course

Free ESOL for Work

Free ESOL for Integration

English Conversation Clubs

ESOL for Schools and Academies

ESOL for Businesses

Volunteer as an ESOL Tutor

 

Our ESOL Team

Agnieszka Kulas

Aga has a wealth of experience teaching ESOL in various settings. She has worked previously for Kirklees College, Bradford College, Direct Training, BEST Training and private language schools, delivering courses in ESOL and Employability. She also has an interest in teaching English to nursery-aged children.
Aga also acts as the lead on internal quality assurance at Learning Partnerships; ensuring that all systems of assessing and examination are carried out to our high standards. As a result of Aga's hard work in this area, Learning Partnerships has achieved Direct Claims Status with our awarding body NOCN. 

Qualifications:

- Master Degree in TESOL Studies (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages)

- BA in Teaching English as a Foreign Language

- Level 4 Award in IQA (Internal Quality Assurance)

- Level 3 in IAG (Information and Guidance)

Languages spoken: English, Polish, German, Spanish

 

Anna Pyrkosz

Anna is a language enthusiast. Speaking 5 languages fluently herself, she has a particular interest in the development of language acquisition in bi-lingual children. Having worked in primary education previously, she is well-acquainted with teaching EAL and thoroughly enjoys this line of work. She was also part of the Gypsy Roma and Traveller Education Service which aims to increase attainment and participation in education for children and adults.

Anna has also worked as a translator and has attended Translation and Interpretation conferences across Europe. She was also the Vice-President of the Slavic Studies Council at Lublin University as well as a representative on the Students' Union Committee.  

Qualifications:

- Master Degree in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) 

- PGCE (Professional Certificate in Education) – ESOL subject specialism

- Postgraduate Certificate in Bilingualism in Education

- Level 3 in IAG (Information and Guidance)

- Master Degree in Slavic Studies

Languages spoken: English, Polish, Bulgarian, Russian, Ukrainian

Jamilla Bibi

Jamilla is the administrator for all ESOL projects. She is highly efficient and an indispensible member of the team, ensuring that all paperwork is correctly completed, learners are kept informed about their course, and that classroom resources are prepared for teachers. Jamilla also takes an active role in enrolling learners onto courses and providing information and guidance.     

 

Carl Banks 

As the project coordinator, Carl ensures the smooth running of delivery across ESOL projects. Carl himself also teaches ESOL and has worked in Europe Teaching English as a Foreign Language.

Learning Partnerships is a registered charity, number 1003603