Higher Education and Voluntary Sector Collaboration for ESOL Provision

Mike Chick, Iona Hannagan Lewis

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    Describes a collaboration between the Welsh Refugee Council and the teacher training department of the University of South Wales. Educational organisations are uniquely placed to promote the cultural and linguistic integration of forced migrants in the United
    Kingdom. By using ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) teacher training to fulfil the needs of migrants in Cardiff on long waiting lists for lessons, this partnership shows mutually beneficial impacts. Trainee teachers gain an understanding of the experiences and needs of migrants, whilst migrants gain the language skills needed to integrate, gain employment and access services.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication"If you could do one thing..."
    Subtitle of host publication 10 local actions to promote social integration
    Place of PublicationLondon
    PublisherBritish Academy for the Humanities and Social Sciences
    ISBN (Print)978–0–85672–622–4
    Publication statusPublished - 13 Dec 2017


    • Social Integration
    • 'if you could do one thing' project
    • local interventions
    • Wales
    • HE
    • voluntary sector organisations


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