The Full English: Why Can’t the English Teach English to the British?

Steinberg, Bene’t
April 2015
New Statesman;4/17/2015, Vol. 144 Issue 5258, p30
The article focuses on problems with English language education for migrants living and working in Great Britain. It states around 850,000 migrants rate their English language abilities as poor or non-existent and mentions without English language skills these migrants are stuck in low-paying jobs. It mentions a report by the Parliamentary Business and Innovation Select Committee concerning poor literacy and numeracy levels in Britain. It recommends English should be treated as a key skill.


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