The coalition Government are currently making so many cuts that some are being given very little publicity. One such planned cut is the massive axe that is planned to fall on teaching English as a Second Language (ESOL). Until now courses have been funded according to the number of hours students need to pass each level. Hours are now being allocated to each course that will be significantly less than the number required to teach it successfully. Some courses are being reduced from 180 hours to just 50 hours, a cut of 72%.
Most ESOL students are desperate to learn English so that they can integrate into British society, get a job and contribute to their local communities.These proposals will mean they will be condemned to failure. It is simply asking ESOL students to do the impossible.
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