West Suffolk College's modern languages co-ordinator Yannick Limer wins award
A modern languages co-ordinator at West Suffolk College, who has been praised as an ‘advocate of lifelong learning’, has won a regional award.
Yannick Limer was recognised for her outstanding contributions to adult education and training at the Suffolk Adult Learners Awards.
She has been with the college for 30 years and became modern languages co-ordinator in 1997.
On winning the accolade, Yannick said: “I was pleasantly surprised as I was put forward for the same award last year.
“Also it is such a lovely award but I feel that I have done a job I love for many years so I do not see it as outstanding - it’s humbling that other people do.”
She was nominated by David Ruddy, director of employability and community learning at the college.
He said: “Yannick is an advocate of lifelong learning; in particular, she stresses the positive impact on health and wellbeing gained by being part of a community.
“The very fact that she has been teaching adults over such a long period and that her classes are so popular is testament to her passion for learning and her belief that gaining knowledge is a wonderful thing that inspires others.”
It is such a lovely award but I feel that I have done a job I love for many years so I do not see it as outstanding - it’s humbling that other people do - Yannick Limer
The awards are organised by the University of Suffolk, the Suffolk Adult Learning Federation and Suffolk County Council.
Celebrating the hard work and outstanding achievements of adult learners in the last year, they were hosted by BBC Radio Suffolk presenter Wayne Bavin at the University of Suffolk.
For information on languages courses at West Suffolk College, visit www.wsc.ac.uk