ESOL and TESOL:
an update
Adult ESOL Conference,
24 November, 2009
SQA staff
 Margaret Allan - Qualifications Manager –
Languages
 Graeme Clark – Project Officer - SOLAR
 Karin Wilson – Qualifications Officer –
Languages
 Jennifer MacDougall – TESOL Development
Manager
SQA’s role:
 Supports flexible delivery approaches
 Encourages collaboration across sectors
 Ensures maintenance of standards
 Provides full access to progression pathways for
all ESOL and TESOL learners
Time for a wee play!
National ESOL Strategy for Scotland:
March 2007
Vision Statement
 That all Scottish residents for whom English is
not a first language have the opportunity to
access high quality English language
provision so that they can acquire the language
skills to enable them to participate in Scottish
life…workplace …family …local community.
Vision Statement
 Wherever possible, ESOL
learners…encouraged to work towards the most
appropriate high-quality accredited ESOL
qualifications
 Key stakeholders….should be made aware of
ESOL accreditation…linked to SQA…(to) help
progression and inclusion.
ESOL Developments
 NQ ESOL Framework
 ESOL for Work
 E-enabled NQ materials
TESOL
 Aspiration of fully professional workforce with
recognised career structures.
 SQA …develop related professional awards for
ESOL practitioners, taking account of
developments at a UK level.
TESOL Developments
 PDA: Introduction to Tutoring ESOL (SCQF 6)
 PDA:ITESOL training resources
 PDA in ESOL Literacies review
 PDA in TESOL (SCQF level 9) development
 ESF project: e-enabled resource package
E-materials Development
 Existing Resources
 New developments
 Formative question content
 Going forward
Learning materials - demo
and before you leave..
Contact
ESOL:
Alan Wilson –
Karin Wilson –
[email protected]
[email protected]
TESOL:
Carol Hunter –
Jennifer MacDougall –
[email protected]
[email protected]
www.sqa.org.uk/esol
www.sqa.org.uk/pdaesol
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