Kris Razevskis studied Entry 2 and 3 ESOL at Kensington and Chelsea College.When he arrived in the UK from Latvia three months before Kris spoke very little English. However the teenager was determined to continue his education and go to university so decided to enrol on a three-day a week ESOL course.

“I only knew a little bit of English when I came to the UK and realised without learning the language I wouldn’t be able to study and go to university. To help me continue my studies from Latvia I chose the ESOL course at Kensington and Chelsea College, which has made me more confident in speaking and writing English. I can also read and understand the language much better. I have learnt a lot on the course and the tutors have a very nice attitude and help the students.”

“In Latvia the level of English I was learning was not as good as what I am learning now so I have progressed a lot. For example I am better at picking out spelling grammar mistakes which I couldn’t really do before. In class we’re always practising English on each other. In fact I’m always practising my English. Even when I am outside of class I will speak English around the college with my friends so we can get better.”

Kris Razevskis hopes to study a Business and Management Degree at University.