English classes: The key to integration

Posted on Friday 28th June 2013

Jenny PhillimoreDr Jenny Phillimore from the Institute for Research into Superdiversity (IRiS), writes for 'The New Londoners' on 'The English classes: The key to integration'.

"For many years now politicians and the tabloids have pointed to so-called self-segregation of migrants and their alleged reluctance to speak English as responsible for their lack of integration into economy and society in the UK. As a result much policy focus has been placed on trying to encourage cross-community connections and linking applications for citizenship to ability to speak English. New research from the Institute for Research into Superdiversity, University of Birmingham, and the University of Cardiff provides evidence showing that for refugees at least, there is no reality behind the rhetoric...."

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Jenny's article has also appeared in 'The New Londoners Refugee Week Supplement'

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