Syrian Refugees

learning English in Scotland

GMT 19:46 Tuesday ,09 February 2016

 Migrant Voice - learning English in Scotland

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All adult refugees who arrived under the Syrian Resettlement programme in Scotland are receiving English Language courses, to assist in their incorporation into the society and benefit them in acquiring a job.

Around 400 refugees, who have arrived in Scotland since last November are taking English language courses which are being funded by oversees aid budget.

International development minister Humza Yousaf said,

“English language learning is crucial to ensure successful integration in our communities. It’s also vital when accessing education and employment opportunities. Work to support refugees and asylum seekers to achieve the English language skills they need forms a key part of the New Scots refugee integration strategy.”

The Scottish refugee council has said that it wants Scotland to become a “beacon” for the rest of the UK and Europe, whereas, the Scottish government conveyed their commitment to taking in their ‘fair and proportionate share’ of refugees who will be coming in to the UK.

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