Need for Greater ESOL Support Highlighted

After a decade of cuts, changing attitudes during the migrant crisis and the proven links between Brexit and xenophobia, positive support for ESOL provision is becoming a talking point in the news once again.

BBC Wales ran this story today highlighting the need for clearer and more organised ESOL provision in refugee dispersal areas. Dr. Mike Chick from the University of South Wales discusses the need for more targeted provision, which is suitable for ESOL learners at all levels, but highlights the funding constraints that providers endure.

This follows the ESOL mapping report from the Wales Strategic Migration partnership, which was released earlier in the year and examines the gaps in provision that exist in Wales.

Its great to see such positive steps being taken for such an important aspect of language learning and teaching which can only benefit all stakeholders.