The Federation of Ethnic Communities’ Councils of Australia (FECCA) and the Settlement Council of Australia (SCoA) are currently undertaking collaborative research into community English classes for migrants and refugees.
Learning English is crucial to a migrant’s long-term settlement outcomes and one of the many factors which drive integration and social cohesion. Both FECCA and SCoA recognise that people learn English at various stages of their settlement period, in multiple ways and in many different formats and settings. Community English programs are often classes that are available and accessible for many new arrivals in Australia and FECCA and SCoA would like to learn more about how these classes work – both for providers and participants.
We are interested in learning what works, what doesn’t work, what are the challenges and what are the strengths of community English classes. We would like to hear from both participants and providers.
To view the survey for participants, click here
To view the survey for providers, click here The survey will be open until 30 April 2019.