The ETF is continuing to provide support to ESOL practitioners. Alongside the general resources on the Excellence Gateway, specific resources have been created to support practitioners who are working with ESOL learners who are often referred to as being at a ‘pre-Entry’ level, who we refer to as ‘New to ESOL’ learners, including specific resources to better meet the early integration needs of refugees who are new arrivals.
In December 2020 the Education and Training Foundation commissioned NATECLA to investigate the participation of ESOL learners on Functional Skills (FS) English courses. While anecdotally we knew that the number of ESOL learners accessing Functional Skills has risen dramatically, we did not have information on numbers and needs. NATECLA created a survey, to which 110 providers responded; and conducted focus groups. The report provides a wealth of detail, with three stand-out findings:
The ETF has already responded to the identified needs by creating awareness-raising CPD targeted specifically at functional skills English teachers.
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inTuition maths, English and ESOL supplement – summer 2021
This summer, we have produced a supplement alongside inTuition, the Society for Education and Training (SET) quarterly professional journal. The supplement explores developments in maths, English and ESOL education and training and is free to read online.
The back-catalogue of inTuition journals is available to SET members and non-SET members.
Sign-up for a SET membership to receive the journal and the supplements.
If you would like hard copies of any of these publications, please email Communications@etfoundation.co.uk