Key Challenges and Opportunities

Key Challenges and Opportunities

3.1 About this section

This section of the guide is aimed at anyone with an interest or role in the design or delivery of ESOL for refugees. It provides insights into the needs and challenges associated with ESOL for refugees who have been resettled in Scotland, either through the Syrian Resettlement Programme (SRP) or the Vulnerable Children’s Resettlement Programme (VCRS). The lessons learned could also be applied to asylum seekers and refugees who have come to the UK by other means. It also highlights the assets and strengths that those involved in planning or delivering ESOL can build on.

This section is strongly based on the views of practitioners and learners and is divided into two parts:

The rest of the guide provides advice for how those involved in the design and delivery of ESOL might deal with these challenges, and examples of how others have done this successfully.