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16 July 2015

NATELCA strongly supports a recent blog piece posted by Demos which argues that the government's prioritisation of employment over ESOL education for immigrants is damaging integration in the UK.

English, Not Employment, Must Come First for Migrants

by Alice Crawford

The ability to speak English is widely considered essential to integration into British society. Not only has this view been promoted by the Prime Minister and Home Office policy, but polling shows that 95 per cent of us believe it is a pre-requisite for being ‘truly British’. Unfortunately, we’re a lot less clear on how we expect people to learn English.

>> Read more on the Demos website

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