Sign the petition to defend ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages)

NATECLA (National Association of Teachers of English and Community Language to Adults) have launched a petition to defend ESOL provision. In Nottingham, loss of ESOL funding will impact on users and jobs in Further Education colleges.

The Coalition Government plans to radically reduce spending on ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) provision, whilst imposing new restrictions on fee remission. Asylum seekers will be excluded entirely from publicly funded language classes, whilst others will be expected to pay more. It is widely accepted that language education is crucial for migrant integration. Cutting language education will further marginalise migrants, making it harder for them to find decent jobs or to participate in the local community.

Please sign petition today and circulate the message widely!

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  1. my name is sanae, i study at South Thames college in Tooting in Entry 2, Esol for me is first key to build my future and find a good job. when i heard the will cut esol from next september 2011 i felt sad because i can’t come to college, iam mother for two kids they are still in primary school,i can’t pay full courses, the will affect me to improve mu english, and my daughters as well because i didin`t study i will be not abble to helped them..And how can i study if i have to pay for it? and if I can’t improve my English, how can I get a job?Iam still wishing if some thing good happen to not cut esol……..thanks for reading my hand writing.

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