NEW: Guidance and resources for schools and teachers to support pupils who use EAL and their families to help mitigate any learning and language loss experienced during school closures.
The Bell Foundation has launched a new ESOL Programme. Evidence shows that young people with ESOL needs are at risk of not going into further education, employment or training and migrants with low competency in English are at higher risk of exploitation. The Foundation wants to find out what young people and migrants need from ESOL learning to ensure they are able to go into meaningful employment, and to identify and share good practice in ESOL provision for all learners.
Understand the impact of ESOL services, both positive and areas for improvement
Test and evaluate innovative methods for delivering ESOL tuition
Conduct research to understand the ESOL needs of young people and migrant workers
If you teach EAL students, follow The Bell Foundation and engage with them. This is an amazing Foundation, doing excellent work and research in the EAL world. Many interesting articles to read on their website, in addition to excellent resources.Teacher
The ESOL Programme seeks to enable young people and migrant workers to develop their English language skills as a means to achieving their social, educational and/or employment goals.