Literacy and ESOL in London

Literacy and ESOL in London

Literacy and ESOL in London Outcheuma Ezekiel Introduction Literacy is generally for people whose first language is English and who need to develop their reading and writing ESOL is specifically for people whose first language is not English and need to develop reading, writing, speaking and listening but there are different literacies, e.g. financial, digital (NIACE Pilot) (talent, London, July 2006)

Differences between literacy and ESOL ESOL student: Matteo GCSE level achieved in Spain Not just learning a language but learning a new culture, maybe even new ways of thinking Highly literate and able Focus on language development underlying literacy and structure in place Whats bric-a-brac? Synonyms

Literacy student: Amanda English speaker Single parent Failed exams - no qualifications TA in school Stuck Work role made her re-think Still learning the structure at the same time as producing letters and reports Confidence issues: Im going to leave. (difficult educational

history) Who are the learners? The background of individual learners is key Personal profile and ILP very important (meeting individual needs) Learning approaches/styles, e.g. some learners creative and others more analytical Personal experiences strengths and also barriers. Used in the teaching and learning: relevance and engagement. Case studies from NRDC report

Where is it taught? FE Colleges Community Centres Multilingual Britain Learner Profile ESOL landscape in London 2009 170 languages spoken 610,000 Londoners with no qualifications 1 in 5 Londoners literacy levels below that expected of 11 year old (employment rate 45%) Refugee employment rate 33% Heterogeneous group with complex needs and

barriers to progression Huge need at pre-entry level generally From London Development Agency data 2009 References DfES (1999) A Fresh Start: The Moser report. DfES DfES (2001) Adult Literacy Core Curriculum. DfES DfES (2001) Adult ESOL Core Curriculum. DfES

LLUK (2009) Literacy and ESOL: shared and distinctive knowledge, understanding and professional practice London LLUK McKeown, A., (2011) The Overlap Between Adult Literacy and ESOL. London NRDC Simpson, J., Cooke, M., Baynham, M. (2008) The Right Course London NRDC

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