Abeba Tecle is a foster parent and ESOL English student studying English for Health and Social Care at Lewisham College. Here she explains why she took on Reading Ahead and what she enjoys about it.
Why did you sign up to Reading Ahead?
Because reading is very good for you - some students are very shy, so reading in a group helps, and listening to each other read helps pronunciation. Also, reading helps with spelling.
What do you enjoy about Reading Ahead?
I enjoy the stories and reading them to my younger children. I like taking turns reading aloud with my class.
How has Reading Ahead helped you in your studies?
I have learnt new words; I have also learnt about other cultures like Vietnam and famous people like Nelson Mandela.
What have you liked reading during Reading Ahead? Do you have a favourite book or author?
I like reading inspiring books about real people; my favourite books were about Mandela and one about Martin Luther King.
What do you plan to do after College? How could reading help with this?
I am returning to study Level 1, then I want to work in Health and Social Care. I am a foster Carer now and I want to work with children or helping elderly people.
Reading will help with this because I will learn new vocabulary, and I can learn about other people and cultures. This will help me to understand and talk to lots of different people and clients.
Also, if I read every day it develops my mind and helps with my confidence.
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