Meet our English Language Centre students

Our English Language Centre students have gone on to do great things.

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Elias Fuentes - ESOL (16-18)

Elias Fuentes

Elias enjoyed learning more about the local area and developed his listening and speaking skills.

Dominik Sprancel - ESOL (full-time)

Dominik Sprancel

Dominik was able to develop his English alongside studying towards an accounting qualification.

Paula Miotk - ESOL (16-18)

Paula Miotk

Paula majorly improved her writing and speaking skills. She is excited to take the next step to university.

Raquel Raya Porcel

Raquel Raya Porcel

ESOL student Raquel described her experience at New College Durham as supportive, fun and helping her to progress.

Petros Mesfen - ESOL (16-18)

Petros Mesfen

Petros felt New College Durham was the perfect place to develop his skills and achieve his goals.


Ewa Smuklerz

Ewa studied ESOL then progressed within the college to FdA Business and Management and BA (Hons) Management.  She has since gained a PGCE and is now teaching business, English and maths at Manchester College.


Magdalena Palucha

ESOL student Magdalena formed many friendships during her time at New College Durham.  She is now a specialist bilingual teacher for Durham Country Council.

Jeovani Brandao CS

Jeovani Brandao

EFL student, Jeovani, is now a researcher in Physics.  He recently completed a PhD in Brazil and began a Post-Doctoral at Durham University.


Aysun Karaarslan

Aysun Karaarslan

Aysun now works at the Scientific and Technological Council of Turkey Space Technologies Research Institute (TUBITAK UZAY) and the improvement in her English is very useful in her current job role.

Chutiporn Colledge

Chutiporn Colledge

Chutiporn was awarded Student of the Year during her time at college. She currently works at the South Causey Inn.