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Innovations in English Language Teaching for Migrants and Refugees
by Mallows, David Published by British Council
This book is about the teaching of English to migrants and refugees. It is written from
the perspective of those who work with and teach this diverse group of adults and
children. Migrants and refugees come from very different geographical areas and
have left their home countries for very different reasons. They may have come to
the UK to join a spouse, to seek job opportunities or to flee violence and persecution.
They will have had very different experiences of education: some will have had
no formal schooling and others will have studied to a high level and hold relevant
academic and professional qualifications. Some will join settled communities, while
others will be living in isolation. Immigration in the United Kingdom is a central policy
area, whereas education is devolved to the four nations (England, Scotland, Wales
and Northern Ireland). In this book we are concerned with English language teaching in a country in which
English is the dominant language of a substantial, often monolingual, majority and
learners need English to communicate in their daily life.