How learning English facilitates integration for adult migrants: the Jarrah Language Centre experience

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Author: Leith, Meaghan


This paper was funded through the Academic Scholarship program, part of the National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) Building Researcher Capacity initiative. Using interviews with adult migrants over a period of two years, the authors look at how undertaking an English as a second language (ESL) class helps to facilitate integration into Australian society. A survey was distributed to migrants at the commencement of their English studies at the Jarrah Language Centre to gather demographic data. Fourteen were selected from this group to be interviewed four times over a...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Migration; Adult and community education; Language; Outcomes; Research; Teaching and learning; Vocational education and training; Demographics; Governance

Keywords: Migrant education; Interview; Survey; Government policy; Government role

Geographic subjects: Australia; Oceania

Published: Adelaide, South Australia: NCVER, 2012

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