Proud of Leicester University hosts workshop for language teachers

Our University's commitment to providing support in the city and region is reflected in a new initiative.

The University’s English Language Teaching Unit (ELTU) will be hosting a workshop bringing together around 40 voluntary English language teachers from across the city. The aim is to share knowledge, expertise and ideas to help all those involved in offering free ESOL support to asylum seekers and to those recently placed in the UK.

The workshop, on 4 March, will be led by staff from the ELTU’s training team.

Director of the ELTU, Philip Horspool said: “We hope the training day is the start of a long-standing collaboration amongst voluntary organisations, the University and the Council to provide English language support to those seeking asylum or granted asylum and based in Leicester.

“Language is a key element in helping people to integrate into a new environment and to help improve future job prospects.”