ESOL Resources

ESOL Resources

Adult ESOL Provision in England

House of Commons Library | 25 April 2018

The briefing (and related documents) provides comprehensive overview of ESOL for learners aged 19 and over in England, including current ESOL provision and funding, past funding changes, and relevant recent reports. It includes information on the Government’s community-based English language programmes.

Resettling refugees – support after the first year: a guide for local authorities

LGA and Migration Yorkshire | September 2017

The guide is aimed at local authorities who are planning and developing their programme of support to resettled clients on the Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Scheme who have been in the UK for more than a year.

Funding Instruction for LAs in the support of the United Kingdom’s Resettlement Programmes 2018/19

LGA and Migration Yorkshire | September 2017

This Instruction sets out the government funding terms for local authorities supporting refugees arriving in the UK under the The Syrian Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Scheme (VPRS) and the Vulnerable Children’s Resettlement Scheme (VCRS). Part 4 and Part 5 of the Instruction cover Access to ESOL – English Language Provision for Adult Refugees and related childcare.

How to Guide – Commissioning ESOL for Refugees in the South East of England.  A guide for LAs and others supporting Resettled Refugees from Syria

Learning and Work Institute | September 2017

How to Guide – Commissioning ESOL for Refugees in the South East of England.  A guide for local authorities and others supporting Resettled Refugees from Syria, September 2017.

Pre-entry ESOL: A Factsheet for the South East Region – For resettlement coordinators and others involved in the refugee resettlement process

Learning and Work Institute | 2012

A factsheet aimed at improving an understanding of pre-Entry level ESOL and how to support access appropriate provision.

Adult Education Budget: funding and performance management rules

The Education and Skills Funding Agency | July 2018

The Education and Skills Funding Agency, adult education budget (AEB) funding rules for 2018 to 2019 set out funding priorities and learner eligibility for fee remission. Information about funding for ESOL is on pages 28 and 31.  Information about eligible learners including refugees and asylum seekers is on pages 8 and 9.

Let Refugees Learn: challenges and opportunities to improve language provision to refugees in England

Refugee Action | 2016

Refugee Action’s investigation of refugees’ experiences of learning the English language through ESOL. The research explores individuals’ experiences with accessing courses, their backgrounds and aspirations.

Towards an ESOL Strategy for England

NATECLA | October 2018

A strategy document based on a consultation carried out amongst ESOL teachers, managers, students and other key stakeholders in the field

British Council ESOL Nexus Website

British Council | –

Free resources for learners, for teachers and, policy and research related information. It offers activities and exercises for ESOL learners, and lesson plans and activities for teachers. Resources for teaching beginners, teaching UK life and English are included.

The Excellence Gateway ESOL exhibition site

Education and Training Foundation | –

The official site that brings together some of the most effective and free resources for ESOL practitioners and learners.

English my Way

Good Things Foundation and BBC | –

The official site that brings together some of the most effective and free resources for ESOL practitioners and learners.

ESOL for Employment – Case studies to Support Skills Funding Agency ESOL providers working with Jobcentre Plus

Learning and Work | 2017

Contains helpful approaches to ESOL for Employment provision and case studies as well as useful ideas and tips for ESOL practitioners and managers to consider in their own context.

English my Way

Good Things Foundation and BBC | –

The official site that brings together some of the most effective and free resources for ESOL practitioners and learners.