“I arrived into this country over twenty years ago and I’m currently working as an interpreter. I started interpreting on a voluntary basis in hospitals and then I thought I liked it, and then I thought I would like to have this as a career. It’s quite flexible as I can manage it with a family.

“Some of the older adults arrive with some health issues. Sometimes there is the problem of they can’t physically go to the college and attend so they would have someone to come and teach them at home, either as tutoring or on a voluntary basis. Now with any learner, if you are determined, nothing can stop you, but I’ve seen someone who doesn’t even read and write in Arabic and yet they were so determined they learnt English language and they managed to pass the driving test as well, so with determination you can conquer anything.”

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Episode 44