Success Story – Nurten Saya Kuzu
EM Skills has over 20 nationalities in their English for Speakers of Other Languages( ESOL) courses.
This case study focuses on one of the learners, Nurten Saya Kuzu
Originally from Turkey, Nurten has a strong academic record, having studied chemical engineering at a University in Turkey and then moved onto successfully completing a master’s degree. In Turkey she had several office-based jobs within the medial sector, working in HR and quality management.
After moving to the UK in December 2019 she recognised she would not get employment to reflect her ambitions without good English skills. Nurten then spent weeks searching for an English course that was right for her, in the end she came across EM Skills and investigated the courses we offer.
After consideration she decided this course was the perfect match for her due to the flexible class times, the friendly atmosphere and the useful learning materials that are provided which she can use both at home and in the classroom. Within a few weeks into her English course she felt that she had learnt a lot about herself and improved her English speaking skills so much, she volunteered to work in our main office at EM Skills to undertake different duties that would enhance her business English and socialise with co-workers. Although this was a difficult move, as she has an apprehensive mind set, Nurten now feels thrilled she took the opportunity and now believes she is on the right road to success.
Nurten tries to speak English every day and is reading more English based books then ever before. With the effects of Covid-19 and the dramatic rise in mental health, Nurten believes EM Skills has given her the opportunity to meet new friends and interact with other students in a safe and secure environment. This English course gives her something to focus on and look forward to.
EM Skills were so impressed with Nurten’s work performance in the office she has been offered part-time employment doing different office duties throughout the week.
For her future, she is still unsure where she will be, or what she wants to do next but working with EM Skills has given her the confidence to now work in an office-based environment in the UK. Having had such a positive experience in both learning and working, she has become an ambassador for our courses to others.