The aim of these
ESOL citizenship materials is to help the ESOL teacher develop the
learners' knowledge of life in the UK, help them become more active
citizens and to support applications for citizenship and settlement.
If you are an ESOL
teacher working with learners at Entry 1, Entry 2 or Entry 3, we hope you
will find them useful anyway. But if you are teaching ESOL citizenship,
they are essential. Use of Citizenship Materials for ESOL Learners
in an ESOL citizenship and settlement course is now a Home Office requirement, if the
learners wish to apply for UK citizenship and settlement.
Free training and materials
NIACE and LLU+ developed these
Citizenship materials for ESOL learners in 2006. Written in consultation
with learners and practitioners, the materials contain a range of ideas
for activities in a citizenship context which have been very popular.
In 2010 the Home Office
commissioned NIACE to update the English pack and adapt it so that it better meets
the community cohesion/active citizenship agenda. The pack now contains
updated materials and new chapters including:
updated sections on What is
citizenship, Parliament and the UK as a diverse society
new sections on Volunteering, Getting involved
in your community and Faiths and beliefs.