Research by Multilingual Manchester has found that leaving the European Union may reduce levels of support for the teaching of English as an additional language, due to the withdrawal of EU funding.
The new report, compiled by Dr Amelia Abercrombie through a grant from the Economic and Social Research Council, finds that provisions such as English classes for new arrivals are likely to be at direct risk. Others, such as interpretation for access to key services, may be in danger if current EU legislation and recommendations are not maintained.
The report also expresses concern that the public discourse surrounding Brexit may disadvantage provisions for language learning and language skills, which could have a negative effect on Britain’s global outreach.
More information is available here: http://www.manchester.ac.uk/discover/news/brexit-language-support/
The full report is available to read here: http://mlm.humanities.manchester.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Brexit-and-language-provision.pdf