27th Nov, 2021

Coventry College's overseas ESOL students create book of 'recipes from home'

STUDENTS at Coventry College have created a recipe book inspired by memories of their home countries.

Level 1 ESOL (English to Speakers of Other Languages) students, aged 16 to 19, have been working on the project in support of Coventry Welcomes 2021, which recently took place to coincide with National Refugee Week.

Rizma Moti, ESOL teacher at Coventry College, said: “As part of the project students have been talking about dishes they have memories of from back home and that they remember their country by.

“They have remembered the dishes they have grown up with, recipes that have been tried and tested and passed down the generations.

“These have included some quite sad memories for some of the students, such as those who have had to flee their countries, but they have been willing to share their experiences.”

Coventry College’s ESOL programme provision caters for learners from all corners of the globe who want to learn English as a second language.

Dan Howe, who runs the ESOL programme at Coventry College, said it was wonderful to see students working together and sharing their experiences.

“Students have been working extremely hard on this project and the results are simply stunning.

“The recipe book includes a wide variety of dishes, each with their own story.”

Now the book has been produced, the college is looking at getting it published so the students’ recipes can be shared to a wider audience.

Visit coventrycollege.ac.uk for details of courses at Coventry College.

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