Citizenship materials for ESOL learners

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.


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