London City Strategy on English for Speakers of Other Languages

IES was commissioned by the Department for Work and Pensions to evaluate the London City Strategy Pilot for English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL). This was designed to demonstrate how work-focused ESOL provision can support access to sustainable employment and progress in work for Jobcentre Plus customers who speak English as an additional language. The Pilot ran for two years in the East and West London City Strategy Pathfinder (CSP) areas, and was targeted at parents who are in receipt of benefits or tax credits.