7 Oct 2010

Impact on immigrants and refugees feared

6:10 am on 7 October 2010

English language teachers fear immigrants and refugees will suffer from changes to an unemployment education programme.

The Government is restricting the programme's foundation literacy courses to one year.

The courses used to run for up to two years.

The National Association of Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages says one year is not long enough to teach both language and workplace skills.