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After 20 years of teaching ESOL, I lost my job to the cuts

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After 20 years of teaching ESOL, I lost my job to the cuts

After 20 years of teaching ESOL in the same Further Education College, I lost my job to the cuts a few years short of retirement. This is personally difficult as I am now attempting to re-enter the job market at a time when I would be starting to look forward to well-earned retirement (not that my pension would come to any more than 25% of my very modest salary), and also when jobs in my area of training and expertise are disappearing.

More importantly, my students and those of all my colleagues have had their English learning at least severely disrupted. They were happy in our college and they were doing very well. For them and others like them it is becoming harder and harder, and increasingly expensive, to find the English lessons they need to maximise their already considerable contribution to the UK economy, and to become part of the wider community

For further thoughts on this see my blog at http://alecturer.blogspot.com

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