English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)

Raising standards through staff development and the provision of effective learning resources

DEMOS report (2008): A common language - making English work for London. Duncan O’Leary www.demos.co.uk

DEMOS report (2008): A common language - making English work for London. Duncan O’Leary www.demos.co.uk

Summary This report explores which policies can encourage and support people to learn English in London. The research informing the report took place during a period of uncertainty and change for provision of English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) across the country. In that context, its purpose was to pinpoint the value of English language provision for individuals, communities and London’s economy – and to find strategies that reflect and fulfil that promise. Based on six months of research, the report identifies where existing policy needs to be reviewed, developed or supplemented to meet the needs of London and its people. Although the report focuses on the challenge of London, it has implications for national policy.
Resource Type: Research report
Web link for this resource: DEMOS On_speaking_terms.pdf