Hi! My name is Lina Truksanovaite, I am Lithuanian, and I have been living in England for 14 years.
I am an ESOL (English for speakers of other languages) Manager here at PARCA.
Now I can tell you that it was very difficult to reach the position I currently have. I had to go through loads of studies, job interviews, negative feedback, or comments from others, but I always tried my best and did not give up and finally, I am here, where my passion belongs!
When I arrived in England, I worked in various factories and warehouses, I had no confidence; I didn’t have a good level of speaking English or any idea of becoming an ESOL manager/Lead Teacher.
However, what I have found is that the process of teaching English has also helped me to refine my language learning strategy and learn the language better. As well as this, I take great satisfaction in the fact that I was successful in helping even the weakest learners to speak, write and read in English and dramatically improve the level of many of those I taught. My success in teaching English is a huge part of why I am so confident in helping the Lithuanian community in Peterborough, by teaching children Lithuanian as a second language.
I would like to encourage you all to never give up; always follow your dreams and reach for your goals!