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English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Impact Report now available

​More than 10,000 opportunities for people to learn English were delivered across Scotland during 2015-16.

Education Scotland reviewed ESOL provision during 2015-16 and has published the findings in an Impact Report. ESOL learning opportunities are delivered in line with Scotland’s ESOL Strategy, which sets out a commitment to supporting Scottish residents for whom English is not their first language.

Alan Armstrong, Strategic Director of Education Scotland said: “Our analysis of reports provided by Community Planning Partnerships demonstrates that ESOL is having a positive impact on learners and communities across Scotland.

“The various programmes are supporting the personal development of learners and their families, as well as contributing to the development of employability skills and lifelong learning.

“Scotland’s ESOL Strategy 2015-2020, sets out a clear vision for all Scottish residents and our analysis indicates that the investment in ESOL programmes is supporting this vision.”

The ESOL Impact Report provides a summary of the ESOL activity supported as a result of the £1,455,000 investment from the Scottish Funding Council and is available on the Education Scotland website.

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