Mansour Shishehgarzadeh studies ESOL reading, writing and speaking and listening at Rotherham College. Although Mansour worked as a qualified Engineer for many years in his home country, Iran, when he arrived in the UK his limited English skills made it tough to find employment.
Here, he tells us how learning English has helped him.
Mansour says: “When I arrived in the UK two years ago I couldn’t speak English or understand people, and now, although my speaking is not perfect, I can understand people and communicate.
Mansour Shishehgarzadeh, English for Speakers of Other Languages
“When I arrived in the UK two years ago I couldn’t speak English or understand people, and now, although my speaking is not perfect, I can understand people and communicate.”
“I graduated in Engineering in my country and worked for a company for 15 years. When I arrived here I applied for many jobs, but they rejected me because I couldn’t communicate or explain anything clearly.
“Because of this I decided to improve my English, so I came to Rotherham College – I had heard good things about the College from many of my friends who came here and improved their English.
I have now been accepted for a job because my English skills have improved.”