ESOL Fest Brixton, 2011
New! ESOL News - a website and termly newsletter covering news issues and topics of interest to ESOL students and their teachers. The material is written by students and teachers themselves and this first edition focuses on the Action for ESOL campaign and learners’ stories. For teachers, there are accompanying teaching and learning materials based on the content.
Website for Action for ESOL blogs, videos, etc. A fantastic resource created by Mike Harrison.
Photos from the Action for ESOL Day of Protest- London event, 24th March
A report of the demonstration including some of the participants’ comments.
of the demonstration made by a group of LLU+ students.
Hackey Protest Photographs,
More than two hundred people across Hackney came together on Sunday 13th March, in protest against the proposed cuts to ESOL funding. Government plans, which intend to fund only those on ‘active benefits’, would bar an estimated 70 to 90% of ESOL learners from free ESOL classes. The Hackney post
covered the event. You can read more about the event, press coverage and related protests (24th and 26th March 2011) here
ITV report on ESOL cuts featuring local MP Simon Danczuk, ESOL learners and Pat Sullivan Curriculum Leader
WEA video featuring campaigning for ESOL on International Women’s Day
Student Demonstration Photos, 29th January, London, where students and teachers from many London colleges marched together against the cuts. Those featured in these photographs are from Hackney College. If you have been doing your own campaigning and would like your photos to appear on the website then please contact the site administrator.
Why ESOL means so much to us
Entry level One and Two ESOL students in London write about what reduced access to ESOL classes would mean for them:
If you are an ESOL Teacher wanting ideas about how to engage your students in campaigning, download the ESOL cuts materials pack for students produced by Leeds City College.