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English Language: Education

Question for Department for Education

UIN 58660, tabled on 6 January 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will make an assessment of the value to the economy of the teaching of English as a second language.

Answered on

17 January 2017

Findings from a 2016 study of the economic benefits of learning maths and English in Further Education,[1] show that adults who achieve ESOL qualifications secure an average wage premium of 6%.

[1]https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/522300/bis-16-180-maths-english-learning.pdf