Here are some materials for working with the theme of compusory work placements. Thanks to the inspiring Boycott Workfare for the resources. workfare listening qs workfare picture Working for no pay E1 lesson plan Working for no pay
And further plans and resources thanks to Anne-Marie O’Reilly, who is happy to chat through plans and lesson ideas.
Thousands of ESOL teachers and students are suffering the effect of the housing crisis, with poor quality, expensive, precarious housing. The problems teachers and students have encountered are many, among them damp and related health problems, overcrowding, some councils’ inaction on homelessness, rising prices and long periods in temporary housing.
It’s vital that we form networks of support to deal with these problems, and with this in mind some ESOL teachers have got together and organised an ESOL and Housing meeting and skills share on 6th June . Teachers and housing activists will work together to explore the best courses of action and how we can work together to effect change, looking at issues such as solidarity protests, accompanying students in housing meetings, and how we pressure for change.
We will also look at how we can use our ESOL classes to explore these problems and develop language that is helpful for these situations, and teachers and housing activists will have the opportunity to share ideas and resources.
The day will take place on 6th June from 10am – 2pm at St Margaret’s House, E2 9PL. We hope to see you there!
Please come to a ESOL and Housing activism planning meeting on 29th April, 6pm-8pm. The venue is the Gallery Cafe, 19 Old Ford Rd, London, E2 9PL.
The aim: to plan a training for teachers and housing activists for 6th June.
Why are we holding this training?
1 – We want ESOL teachers to be better able to bring housing themes into their lessons
2 – We want ESOL teachers and students better equipped to take action on issues of housing justice
3 – We want housing activists to be better connected to ESOL students and teachers
Please come and help us build for a successful day!
Housing resources. NB: Hurried and infinitely improvable.
Today ESOL teachers met and resolved to take collective action on housing.