Please find a variety of ESOL Publications that are free to access and use.

If you have anything to share that could be included here, please do get in touch – thanks!

Preparing for life in the UK Toolkit

life in uk

Preparing for life in the UK is part of Welcome to the UK – a European Integration Fund (EIF) funded project led by LLU+ which aims to support the integration of third country national women in the UK.




Welcome to the UK Toolkit

welcome to uk

Welcome to the UK is a European Integration Fund (EIF) funded project led by LLU+ which aims to support the integration of third country national women in the UK.




Myths of Immigration for Secondary/College


​​The Educational Institute of Scotland (EIS) has  published a new series of guides for teachers and lecturers on how to address Myths of Immigration in the classroom.

The EIS has produced three guides, each tailored for a different age range, to support teachers and lecturers in tackling misconceptions about immigration.


Engaging with LGBT and Migrant Equalities: Activities for the ESOL Classroom

mini_magick20190110-7835-fk9hrzThis learning resource is designed to facilitate an exploration of LGBT lives and an engagement with issues of sexual and gender diversity in the adult ESOL classroom. It explicitly addresses three protected characteristics under the 2010 Equality Act: sexual orientation, gender identity and marriage status. It draws on interview material collected for a project on LGBT migrants in Scotland. It includes a few real life stories from LGBT migrants that touch upon themes such as families and relationship, gender identities and homophobic, transphobic and racial prejudice and discrimination. It explores real LGBT lives and issues from a migrant perspective, and also addresses issues of span migrant equality and belonging.

Deaf Learners in ESOL

deafThis guidance provides information and advice on working with deaf learners in the ESOL learning setting. The accompanying samples of learning and teaching materials shows one approach to working with a group of deaf learners from another country.


WEA Workplace ESOL Guide

wordplace esol

The WEA Scotland has been funded by the Lifelong Learning Directorate of the Scottish Government to create a helpful tool for all ESOL practitioners supporting ESOL learning delivery in the workplace across Scotland. This guide to organising workplace ESOL learning and the accompanying resources pack are the result of a 15 month project involving a great many ESOL learners, practitioners and organising staff and employer partners.


Teaching in Low Resource Classrooms

low resource

Throughout the world English is often taught in ‘low resource’ classrooms, but there are few training materials which are derived from and which reflect this reality. The materials presented here are intended to help fill this gap.

An Introduction to Teaching ESOL One-to-One

one to oneThis resource has been prepared with the aim of supporting the needs of volunteer teachers involved in teaching ESOL one-to-one. It will provide both an introduction for those working in this context that are new to teaching ESOL to beginner or elementary level learners, as well as support and reference to those with some experience of teaching groups but not individual learners.

Innovations in English Language Teaching for Migrants and Refugees


This collection aims to bring to the reader a wealth of ideas and practices in English language teaching, and to stimulate new thinking and experimentation, by providing accounts of innovative experiences from a range of national and international contexts. The focus of this particular volume is on English language teaching for migrants and refugees.


Energising your ESOL Lessons


This module is about building more active learning strategies throughout your ESOL teaching and learning in prison. It explores why you should use active learning and helps you consider ways of making learning and lesson activities more lively. This includes looking in detail at effective starts to lessons and drawing sessions to a close using plenaries to check learning.



Managing the Lesson

managing th elesson

Managing your lessons effectively is probably the key to the success of the lessons and courses you plan. Managing the lesson is not only about classroom management, such as how you use the classroom space by moving the chairs and tables, putting learners into different groups or using classroom equipment. It’s also about giving clear instructions to set up activities and about how you check that learners have understood.