This project addressed a key challenge often identified in Learning and Work Institute’s research into ESOL provision: how to work with learners that are just starting out. The project aimed to develop resources to support practitioners working with ESOL learners at so-called ‘pre-entry’ level and Entry Level 1.
We surveyed over 300 ESOL practitioners, 50 of whom participated in focus groups, to identify the kinds of resources and guidance needed. We worked in partnership with Learning Unlimited and based on the findings, Learning Unlimited developed the New to ESOL teaching materials.
This gives guidance for practitioners along with a screening tool and is available on the Excellence Gateway.