We were delighted to see Maciej Gabryś at our drop-in event in Doncaster this week.
Maciej recently appealed on a social media group for advice on how to be ‘more English’ and his story was picked up by BBC Radio Sheffield and the BBC News website.
The Polish man – who now calls Doncaster his home – wanted people to suggest ways he could integrate within the local community, find work and learn the English language.
In an attempt to help, we got in touch with Maciej and invited him along to the Doncaster drop-in to talk about the free English courses we offer to eligible adult learners.
Speaking to in2wrk’s Marketing & Communications Manager Jack Johnson on Wednesday, Maciej Gabryś said:
“Since my interview on BBC Radio Sheffield and the story on the BBC News website a few people have been in touch trying to help.”
“Rachel from Intake Library offered me the chance to volunteer a couple of days a week. That’s been great because it’s given me the chance to interact with people and get some experience in an English workplace.”
“And, of course, in2wrk got in touch with me through Facebook.”
At the drop-in, Maciej spoke about his career aspirations to our advisors and, after passing a basic eligibility test, he enrolled onto one of our free adult learning programmes to improve his day-to-day English skills.
“My aim now is to get the best job I can, so I can earn money to live,” Maciej explained.
“I’m really interested in body language, micro-expression and any non-verbal language. One day I’d like to have a career in the police or in business as a negotiator.”
“Achieving some qualifications in English would be my first step and I can’t wait to get started on a course!”
Next week Maciej will begin an English qualification with us. By the end of the course he’ll be able to display competence in both speaking and listening.
Would you like us to help you, like we have Maciej? Every Wednesday in2wrk Doncaster hosts a drop-in day between 10am and 4pm.
If you would like to know more about the free courses we offer to eligible adults, come along. No prior appointments are necessary.