New Support for ESOL Practitioners

20 December 2018

ESOL practitioners and others working to support ESOL learners at pre-Entry and Entry Level 1 are set to benefit from a new project commissioned and funded by the Education and Training Foundation.  Delivered by Learning and Work Institute in partnership with Learning Unlimited, the package of support includes:

  • New materials to help identify and profile the needs of ESOL learners
  • Effective practice guidance addressing commonly-encountered challenges when working with ESOL learners at pre-Entry and Entry Level 1
  • New teaching and learning materials for pre-Entry Level ESOL

A research phase engaging learners and practitioners – including teachers, and also other roles supporting language learning, such as teaching assistants, speaking buddies or language mentors – will ensure that the new resources are relevant to different ESOL contexts, including learning in community settings and to support refugee resettlement.

Practitioners will be able to get involved by attending one of a series of focus groups (in person or online), and by providing feedback on draft materials.

To register for activities and to tell us about current challenges you face in working with pre-Entry and Entry Level 1 ESOL learners, please complete a short survey before Friday 18 January.

Details of the online registration for these opportunities will be available soon.


The new support materials are expected to be launched in Spring 2019.

For further information, please contact Alex Stevenson.

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