Politicians visit ESOL
Politicians visit ESOL for Employability students
Two local politicians dropped in to give English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) students the benefit of their experience and expertise recently.
John McNally MP who represents Falkirk at Westminster and Angus MacDonald MSP for Falkirk East – both SNP – visited Forth Valley College’s Falkirk Campus on Friday 29 September to respond to questions from concerned ESOL students.
Frances Bryden, Access and Progression Lecturer, said: “The main topic of concern was the ESOL students’ potential situation post-Brexit. They aren’t sure if they will be allowed to carry on living and working in Scotland once the UK has left the EU.
“The politicians shared the information that they had with the students, as well as addressing the issues of a second referendum for Scottish Independence, Scotland’s natural resources with regard to climate change, and the potential for terrorism in Scotland. The students were assured of the Scottish Government’s commitment to welcoming hard-working ‘new Scots’ into the country.
“Mr MacDonald invited the students to visit the Scottish Parliament, which they will do in December. The students thanked the two gentlemen for taking time out of their schedule to come and speak to them.”