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ESOL NI – E-zine May 2024 Edition

ESOL NI – E-zine May 2024 Edition

For full details, contacts and web links please refer to the ESOL NI E-zine main PDF document (CLICK)

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Section1: ESOL learning opportunities.

Section 2: Funding access – available to learners.

Section 3: News and Updates – ESOL sector (teachers/volunteers) and stakeholders in Northern Ireland.

  1. ESOL learning opportunities.
  • Belfast Met confirms date and time for ESOL Assessment & Enrolment registration 24-25 academic year – 14th August 2024 (Wednesday) at 2pm – link for registrations goes live on the Belfast Met’s website.

Further details in the PDF version of this E-zine’s edition (click). Flow charts in English/ Amharic/ Arabic/ Persian/ Somali/ Tigrinya and Ukrainian below:

ESOL Flowchart March 2024 final with date

ESOL Flowchart March 2024 final with date_AM

ESOL Flowchart March 2024 final with date_AR

ESOL Flowchart March 2024 final with date_FA

ESOL Flowchart March 2024 final with date_SO

ESOL Flowchart March 2024 final with date_TI

ESOL Flowchart March 2024 final with date_UK

  • List of alternative English Language Courses across the community setting in Northern Ireland – updated 26th April 2024

You will find an updated list of alternative ESOL courses within the community and voluntary sector English class ESOL list – as of 26 April 2024. This list was compiled and prepared by Angela Russell and Johanne Martin – ESOL community volunteers, with many thanks.

Alternatively, you can visit the ESOL NI website at

ESOL NI (esolwebapp.azurewebsites.net) (safe weblink)

Further details are in the PDF version of this E-zine’s edition (click).

  • Do you work with refugees who are qualified outside the EU and need support for IELTS or OET tests to help them follow their career path? Belfast City Council initiative:

Further details are in the PDF version of this E-zine’s edition (click).

  • Workplus is hosting a webinar to showcase the employers that are using apprenticeships to address their skills shortage vacancies and the increased productivity and loyalty that apprentices bring.📅 Thursday 6 June
    🕐 11:00-11:45
    📲 Online

Further details are in the PDF version of this E-zine’s edition (click).

  • Are you an asylum seeker or refugee in NI looking to progress into employment or further studies in Northern Ireland? Do you need a proof of equivalency to your qualifications from abroad via an official

UK ENIC/NARIC ‘Statement of Comparability’?

Further details are in the PDF version of this E-zine’s edition (click).

 

  1. Funding access – available to learners

The Learner Support Fund has been reopened for new applicants.  If you are 18 years of age and have exhausted all other available sources to you and feel that you require further financial assistance with any of the following categories, please apply.

Further details are in the PDF version of this E-zine’s edition (click).

  • FURTHER EDUCATION GRANTS NOW OPEN FOR ACADEMIC YEAR 2024/25 – Education Authority (EA):

Further details are in the PDF version of this E-zine’s edition (click).

  • The Prince’s Trust can provide young people with a Development Award. The amount of each Award depends on your unique needs, future career goals and personal development plans.

Further details are in the PDF version of this E-zine’s edition (click).

  1. News and Updates – ESOL sector (teachers/volunteers) and stakeholders in Northern Ireland
  • NATECLA Events – Professional Development opportunities for ESOL teachers and volunteers.

Further details are in the PDF version of this E-zine’s edition (click).

  • ESOL NI and NATECLA Island of Ireland (IoI) English language teaching

“Student to Teacher – Teacher to Student”: Lived experience reflections on ESOL provision and resources – Thursday – 13th June 2024 – Girdwood Community Hub – Refugee week 2024

Link for registration: https://forms.office.com/e/TVVtQBKfQ4 (safe weblink)

  • The Bell Foundation Report – ESOL Qualifications and Curriculum Review:

Further details are in the PDF version of this E-zine’s edition (click).

  • FutureLearn – potential training opportunity for teachers working with Unaccompanied Asylum Seeker Children (UASCs).

Further details are in the PDF version of this E-zine’s edition (click).

  • Department for Infrastructure (DfI) ‘Local Links’ survey – To all ESOL providers in NI – formal and informal – community and FE sector.

Further details are in the PDF version of this E-zine’s edition (click).

The survey should take no more than 5 minutes to complete.

  • QUB Survey – to be shared with young people – 16 to 24 from RAS background – Below is a special invite you can use to share the survey:

Further details are in the PDF version of this E-zine’s edition (click).

  • The Law Centre NI updated their Northern Ireland Refugee Statistics for April 2024.

ESOL NI – May 24 E-zine edition

Ligia Parizzi

ESOL Coordinator NIRRS (Northern Ireland Refugee Resettlement Scheme)

028 9026 5233 / 07814046391 | www.belfastmet.ac.uk

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