I was checking in with a student yesterday and it reminded me what makes VLLC a success! Language really matters and bridges the gap in all walks of life. Amelia’s language journey started when she realised that 20% of her dialysis patients were of Greek heritage with minimal English. Amelia saw a need of patients not understanding medical processes and decided to act on it. She received a scholarship from the hospital where she works to complete a Certificate II in Applied Language in Greek. She has seen so many positive impacts with patient confidence and staff interaction. Some of the Greek patients are even teaching the other staff members simple greetings and words as this has become quite an exciting activity for the whole unit. As VLLC programs are individually based, her tutorials are able to be adapted to real life, practical scenarios which she can use in her work place. She has learned Greek with VLLC to benefit her Greek dialysis patients and it has proven to be a life-changing success! Thanks for sharing Amelia!
Here are some stories about VLLC' students and why they are learning a language