Top marks for English students

County Coun. Mohammed Iqbal (centre) with the team at Brierfield People's Centre (S)
County Coun. Mohammed Iqbal (centre) with the team at Brierfield People's Centre (S)

Lancashire County Council has been delivering Pre-Entry English classes in partnership with People’s Enterprise & Empowerment Forum (PEEF) at their base in Brierfield.

On Monday, August 18th, the learners – five men and six women – were praised for the successful completion of their course.

County Coun. Mohammed Iqbal attended the event and awarded certificates to the learners. County Coun. Iqbal said: “This is an excellent partnership between Lancashire County Council’s Lancashire Adult Learning and PEEF to deliver locally-based services to meet the needs of residents in Pendle.”

Lancashire County Council will be continuing to deliver “Talk English” classes at Brierfield People’s Centre for the next eight weeks. These take place on Tuesdays and are for people who speak only a little English.

The “Talk English” project, which is funded by Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG), will aim to help individuals improve their language skills, access services and get more involved in the community.

An exciting part of the project is that learners are linked with a buddy or “Talk English Friend”. These are fluent English speakers, who help the individual to practise the English they are learning.

Brierfield People’s Centre will also be hosting Business Administration Level 1 and Functional Skills Maths (Entry 3 to GCSE level) which will be starting now in September.

All the classes are free and people interested in joining these can go along to the information day on this coming Monday between 9-30am and 12-30pm at Brierfield People’s Centre, 50 Colne Road, Brierfield BB9 5NN.