Raquel Raya Porcel

Course: ESOL
Country of origin: Spain

ESOL student Raquel described her experience at New College Durham as supportive, fun and helping her to progress.  During her time at college she was involved in a carousel of culture event at Esh Primary School where she had fun teaching the pupils about her Spanish culture and even brought them paella to try. 

Raquel said: “New College Durham was recommended to me by a friend.  The campus and facilities were excellent. I made a lot of progress and I really enjoyed it.  There was great teaching, good resources and outstanding support from the teachers and the college in general.”

Following her ESOL course, Raquel studied for her PGCE at Durham University and is now a maths secondary school teacher.

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