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Presentation noting the policy background to DCLG's English Language Competition

Presentation noting the policy background to DCLG's English Language Competition

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  • 1. Community-based English Language Competition BackgroundJeremy StanleyIntegration Division
  • 2. Our approach to IntegrationCommon groundResponsibilityParticipation and empowermentSocial mobilityTackling intolerance and extremism 2
  • 3. English Language and Integration• 60% of people believe that not speaking the language is the biggest barrier to integration (Commission on Integration and Cohesion, 2007)• 41% consider being able to speak English as essential to being British (“State of the Nation” online poll, British Future)• Facilitates contact, participation, and social mobility 3
  • 4. Who are we targeting?• with no, or a very basic command of, English.• not eligible for mainstream ESOL support, therefore, those not in employment or actively seeking employment.• resident in areas with high levels of need for English Language provision.• aged 19 and above. 4
  • 5. How do we engage these groups?• More suitable venues, timings and classes?• Less formal styles of teaching? 5
  • 6. Where we are looking 6
  • 7. Our target areas - % of population with no or poor EnglishBirmingham 4.6 Hammersmith and 2.6 Newham 8.7 FulhamBlackburn with Darwen 4.0 Haringey 7.2 Oldham 3.7Bradford 4.8 Harrow 5.2 Pendle 3.0Brent 8.0 Hounslow 4.8 Redbridge 4.5Bristol 1.5 Kirklees 2.7 Rochdale 2.7Camden 3.2 Lambeth 3.7 Slough 6.2Ealing 7.2 Leicester 7.5 Tower Hamlets 8.0Enfield 5.8 Luton 5.4Hackney 6.0 Manchester 3.4 7
  • 8. Other factors taken into account when determining priority areas• The number of people there who already take ESOL courses,• The number of their residents in our priority groups,• The number of children who have English as a Second Language. 8
  • 9. ANY QUESTIONS? 9
  • 10. ANY QUESTIONS? 9