Completing the English as a Second Language course
As a newcomer to Canada, Adbul Alhamdo found his way to Sioux Lookout, and needed to improve his English language skills to find work. With the support of staff at the Contact North | Contact Nord online learning centre in Sioux Lookout, he enrolled in Lakehead Adult Education Centre’s English as a Second Language course.
Abdul and his family emigrated from Syria in 2015. “There are no English courses offered in Sioux Lookout,” he explains. “Online courses is good, especially because it is recorded.” He attended several interviews for employment, however, was unsuccessful due to his language skills.
He connects to the live classes using Contact North | Contact Nord’s web conferencing platform at the online learning centre and from his home computer. Being able to connect from his home computer is convenient for Abdul so he is home when his children arrive from school.
Abdul is looking for a part-time job that will help him improve his English language skills and integrate into his new community.