The Full English: Why Can’t the English Teach English to the British?

Demos are delighted to host a roundtable event to discuss how we improve English language learning amongst the UK’s migrant and wider population.

During the event, Demos will present their research On Speaking Termsa new report supported by Cambridge Assessment and Cambridge English.  This will lead into a discussion on how the delivery of English language learning could be improved across all areas of the population.

 

Demos will present their research On Speaking Termsa new report supported by Cambridge Assessment and Cambridge English.  This will lead into a discussion on how the delivery of English language learning could be improved across all areas of the population.

The report highlights the shortcomings in the current delivery of English language learning for migrants (ESOL) by successive governments and analyses the costs to the country, both socially and economically, of failing to address English language learning for the 850,000 migrants in the UK that class their own English levels as poor or nonexistent. The report also examines what benefits could arise from unlocking migrant capabilities, promoting a more integrated, economically successful and socially cohesive society.

At the same time as the Demos report came out the Business, Innovation and Skills Select Committee released their report on adult numeracy and literacy; revealing that nearly a quarter of the UK’s adult population had levels of English literacy at or below level one (that’s Grade D to G in GCSE level).

Chaired by Kate Green MP, Vice chair of the APPG on Migration, the Demos and Cambridge Assessment roundtable will cover why the UK fails in the delivery of English language learning and offers ideas and insights as to how this can be fixed in economically difficult times.

Please note this event is strictly invitation only. For more information about how to attend, please contact us at [email protected] or on 0207 367 6314.