A project in Boston, funded by The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government via Boston Borough Council, is encouraging employers to promote access to the range English classes available in Boston to their workers.
Through the project, a website has been developed with information on all the courses and support activities available in Boston to help adults learn English. Visitors to the website initially select their own language, and from that point, all information displayed is in their language. The website address is www.learnenglishinbostonuk.co.uk
Project Manager, Thelma Wadsley, is able to provide local employers with posters and flyers to help promote the web site to their workforce.
“We know that there are many migrant workers who are unable to reach their full potential due to language barriers. This website will enable them to search for English Language courses and support activities at the level they need and run at times and locations that are convenient for them. Being competent and confident in English language helps migrants understand their rights and responsibilities and integrate with the local community better. This also helps them to access further learning in order to progress their skills and careers.”
Local provision includes formal certificated courses, informal community learning, conversation groups and café’s and a reading group.
Anyone who employs staff in the Boston area can contact Thelma at firstname.lastname@example.org to request posters and/or flyers.