On the 29th of August, ESOL students participated in a miniature market day held in the gym. Students flocked to the gym to try and get a grab of some of the home-made cultural food from our ESOL students.

Even though it was only a few groups and stalls, there was still a massive crowd moving around the stalls. From sushi to crackers, crackers to milk tea, and milk tea to coffee, all food stalls were sold out by the end of lunch time.

One major stall was the mass milk tea stall called ‘Millie’s group.’ They featured a large array of add-ons and toppings, and had entire pots full of milk tea. Several students crowded around the stall, and an entire waitlist was present.

Macleans College holds a large number of international students in their student body. Many of the students come from different countries and backgrounds, speaking different languages and experiencing different cultures. The English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) department aims to help international students settle  into New Zealand by learning the English language. 

The ESOL market day was a success for all those who participated, and many students got a good lunch out of it.

10th September, 2023
Written by Emma Li, edited by Aaron Huang and Clarissa Oblefias
Photography by Emma Li

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