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Language learning brings economic as well as social impact

ESOL – English for Speakers of Other Languages – is one of the central pillars of adult learning. For many community learning providers, ESOL is the most frequently offered course.

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Upgrade English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) provisions to supercharge skills, says new report

A new report by the Lifelong Education Commission argues that enhancing English for Speakers of
Other Languages (ESOL) in the UK could be key to tackling national skills gaps and shortages.

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Invest in English language to fix skills shortages

A lack of English language proficiency is holding back skilled migrants from entering the UK workforce at a time of skills shortages, according to a new report.

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Chris Skidmore: With the right support, microcredentials will transform higher education

‘To win big, we have to think small’ – this is the idea at the heart of one of the most significant developments in further and higher education in recent years: the advent of ‘microcredentials’.

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