Government proposes new ESOL strategy

Government proposes new ESOL strategy

The government will develop a new strategy promising to “boost English language skills – which are fundamental to being able to take advantage of the opportunities of living in modern Britain such as getting a job, mixing with people and playing a full part in community life.”

The proposal, aimed at improving integration, is outlined in the Integrated Communities Strategy green paper, published by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government.

The green paper follows the Casey Review, published in 2016, which asserted that good English skills were fundamental to improving immigrants’ opportunities.

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