ESOL screening ‘train the trainer’

  10/10/2018 13:30   Event ID :11976

Learning and Work Institute has developed a screening tool for non-specialists to identify ESOL needs amongst learners in prisons and community rehabilitation settings. The tool is designed to help prison officers and non-specialist staff to better identify ESOL needs and encourage referral to and take-up of ESOL provision.

Watch this video to find out more about how the screening tool can be used, and the benefits seen at HMP Isle of Wight.

This free train the trainer’ session is for ESOL and education specialists. It will provide an introduction to the tool and equip participants with the materials and information they need to train prison, probation and support staff in its use. The session will cover general language awareness training as well as how to use the ESOL screening tool in prison and community rehabilitation contexts.

This training is being delivered as part of Improving Language, Improving Lives, a three-year project which aims to enhance ESOL screening and provision delivery in the secure estate.

Funded by the Bell Foundation and delivered by Learning and Work Institute in partnership with De Montfort University, the project is working with prisons and community organisations to enhance ESOL screening and delivery for learners who have experience of the Criminal Justice System.


Training aims
By the end of the training, delegates will:

  • Be able to deliver English language awareness training to non-specialist staff in their organisations
  • Have access to English language awareness training materials which they can adapt to their own organisations
  • Have a thorough understanding of the ESOL screening tool and be able to train non-specialist staff in its use
  • Have access to training materials on using the screening tool which they can adapt to their own organisations
  • Have had the opportunity to network and share ideas and practice with other ESOL practitioners and managers working in the secure estate
  • Have benefitted from training with a highly experienced teacher, teacher-trainer, external examiner, consultant and materials-writer in the field of English Language Teaching.


Who should attend?
This free training is for ESOL practitioners, education managers and Heads of Learning and Skills who work in a prison or in the community with learners who have had recent experience of the Criminal Justice System.