Sabeen (not her real name) is 31, and until recently had only a few words of English. She was happy to let her husband – who was brought up in the UK – and mother-in-law do most of the talking as she adjusted to life in a new country and started a family.
But when her children started school, they began to speak more English than Urdu at home. Sabeen became frustrated she couldn’t understand what they were saying, and that’s when she found out about the English My Way programme. With online videos to watch and modules in practical skills like going shopping and going to the Doctor, Sabeen quickly picked up new English skills. Now she’s delighted with how far she’s come and how fast.