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How to help adult migrants develop work-related language skills - a quick guide

Language skills and employment are both crucial to the successful integration of adult migrants. These two enablers are related. Migrants need language skills to find suitable employment and then progress at work. Employment can help migrants to develop their language skills. Migrants who arrive with the language skills and qualifications they need to secure quality employment may require little further support. For the many other migrants who arrive with limited language skills and no recognised qualifications, support to develop work-related language skills is vital. This short resource offers guidance on how to provide that support.


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Who is this guide for?

This guide is for professionals supporting the linguistic integration of adult migrants, including professionals working in the fields of

  • language learning for adult migrants
  • integration programmes for adult migrants
  • vocational education and training
  • adult education
  • human resources
  • labour market support services.

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