Supporting Syrian Refugee Resettlement with ESOL

26th April 2017

London Councils
With a number of London Boroughs now participating in the resettlement of Syrian refugees in London, the Greater London Authority commissioned Learning and Work Institute to examine the available ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) provision in London.  The project aimed to:
  • Identify the language learning needs of resettled Syrian refugees
  • Undertake a mapping exercise of formal and non-formal ESOL provision in London
This free event will share the project findings and present examples of effective practice in meeting the language needs of resettled refugees.  There will also be opportunities for delegates to network, share practice and identify new ways of working to support refugee resettlement.
Who should attend?
  • London Borough leads on Syrian refugee resettlement
  • London ESOL providers, particularly those working with refugees
  • Other organisations working on refugee resettlement in London
  • To disseminate the findings of research into Syrian refugees’ language learning needs, and the available provision in London
  • To share effective practice in meeting the language learning needs of Syrian refugees, and facilitate further collaboration
Delegates will benefit from:
  • Increased knowledge and understanding of refugees’ language learning needs
  • A showcase of innovative practice, to inspire new ways of working
  • Opportunities to network and share ideas and practice with others working in ESOL for refugees in London

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