Empowering ESOL learners to get the most out of their studies

Sheran Johnson mentored cluster 23 which consisted of the following 3 projects:

Ready to send and receive? Improving Adult ESOL Learners’ English Through Email: Hull College

This project aimed to explore strategies designed to improve ESOL learners’ skills in reading and writing emails in order to pass their ESOL writing exams and enable them to take part more fully in both their ESOL courses and as learners of the college. We learnt that from optimising learning opportunities in multi-task activities and opening up channels of communication in pre and post class activities, learners were encouraged to use their English more and were more likely to achieve.

Exploring Strategies for Improving Vocabulary Retention in ESOL Learners: New College Durham

Trauma can seriously affect memory, making the ability to learn a new language even more difficult. What can we do to help those affected? Our project looked at ways to reduce anxiety and strategies to help our ESOL learners remember how to use vocabulary confidently and accurately.

Levelling the Playing Field: Helping ESOL Learners to Access Remote Learning Opportunities: Wakefield College

Our project is an exploration into overcoming language, digital skills and socio-economic barriers to increase engagement and success for ESOL learners in online and blended learning models, preparing learners to be successful and thrive in their lives in the UK.

Watch the group presentations at the final dissemination event by clicking play (to the right) and read their reports below.