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ERIC Number: EJ1001456
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0955-2308
A Challenge We Can't Afford to Shirk
Furlong, Cerys
Adults Learning, v23 n3 p34-35 Spr 2012
It is six years since NIACE published the findings of its Committee of Inquiry on English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL). Its report, "More than a language," made significant and wide-reaching recommendations aimed at addressing the quality of provision, unmet demand and the structure of ESOL teaching qualifications. The recommendations made in "More than a language" were applicable to both England and Wales, responsibility for ESOL in Wales is devolved to the Welsh Government and differences remain in the way ESOL delivery is planned and funded across the UK nations. Current work to remodel the Essential Skills in the Workplace progamme, and ongoing developments around Essential Skills Wales more broadly, should offer an opportunity for Welsh Government to look again at how best to meet the needs of ESOL learners. It should take the opportunity to ensure that the voice of ESOL learners, and providers, is heard loud and clear in Wales.
National Institute of Adult Continuing Education. Renaissance House, 20 Princess Road West, Leicester, LE1 6TP, UK. Tel: +44-1162-044200; Fax: +44-1162-044262; e-mail: enquiries@niace.org.uk; Web site: http://www.niace.org.uk/publications/adults-learning
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom; United Kingdom (England); United Kingdom (Wales)