Creating informal English learning opportunities

As refugee families are learning formal ESOL in the classroom, you can play a vital role by encouraging them to make use of all the great ways they can improve their English skills through more informal routes at home. The following suggestions are both practical and easy to incorporate – while also helping to change…

ESOL briefing for Community Sponsorship groups

This downloadable resource contains detailed information on the types of English classes available, the key issues for Community Sponsorship groups when supporting refugees to access English classes, and advice on how your group can support language learning. Download Community Sponsorship groups in Scotland may find that the ESOL provision in the nation differs from other nations….

Developing literacy with refugees

As part of your application, you will have thought through the educational support that you will be offering to a resettled family. For children and young people, this will be via the school registration process in your area and for adults, this will be via the provision of ESOL classes and informal opportunities to learn English. …

ESOL in Scotland

There is a strong framework of practice, legislation and policy to support ESOL provision for refugees in Scotland. Education is a devolved matter, English for Speakers of other Languages are the responsibility of the Scottish Government. The framework includes provision for those who are not literate in their own language to access university. There are…