English Language Learning Winners

This award celebrates remarkable individuals who, through learning the English language, have transformed their own lives and the lives of their families, friends, their communities, and the places they work.

English Language Learning - National Winner

Dorjana Llukani

Dorjana moved from Albania to the UK with her family in 2014, leaving behind her career as a maths teacher and finding herself in a world that was not her own.

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English Language Learning - Highly Commended

Hala Akhras

Moving to England from Syria brought Hala a range of challenges including a new language. Determined to integrate into her new country Hala learnt to speak English and found a new career.

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English Language Learning - Highly Commended

Tulay Cenik Akfirat

Tulay moved to England from Turkey with her husband and young family. Without any English Tulay didn’t feel she belonged but was determined to be a good role model for her children.

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