Reports and publications

MESH paper published in Language Issues 2022

MESH Development Worker Angela Palmer, along with ex-Director of MESH Cathering Hemmings, published a paper all about MESH in the Winter 2022 issue of NATECLA's journal Language Issues.  The paper is called: 'Teaching English the Yorkshire Way: about MIgrant English Support Hub'.  

MESH Annual Report 2021 - 2022

You can access our latest Annual Report here.  

Our trustees have been involved in the production of many publications.  A selection of publications about ESOL and the migrant experience are available to download here.  

James Simpson, (2019) Policy and adult migrant language education in the UK. In M. Cooke & R. Peutrell (eds.) Brokering Britain, Educating Citizens. Bristol: Multilingual Matters

James Simpson, (2019) ‘Supporting bilingualism in first generation adults.’ In A. De Houwer and L. Ortega (eds.) The Cambridge Handbook of Bilingualism. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Sari Pöyhönen, Mirja Tarnanen and James Simpson (2018), ‘Adult migrant language education in a diversifying world’, in A. Creese and Adrian Blackledge (eds.), Routledge Handbook of Language and Superdiversity, Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge

James Simpson (2016), 'English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL): Language education and migration' in G. Hall (ed.), Routledge Handbook of English Language Teaching, Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge

James Simpson (2015), 'English language learning for adult migrants in superdiverse Britain', in James Simpson & Anne Whiteside, Adult Language Education and Migration: Challenging agendas in policy and practice, Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge

Simpson, J. & A. Whiteside (2015), ‘Adult language education and migration: Challenging agendas in policy and practice’, In J. Kurvers & I. van de Craats (eds.) LESLLA. Proceedings of 10th annual forum, Radbout University, August 2014.

Stephen Woulds & James Simpson (2010), '"Dead on the page" no more! The case for authentic, locally appropriate ESOL materials', Language Issues 21(1)

ESOL Policy Documents.  A list of policy documents relevant to the ESOL sector, prepared by MESH in 2021

Other policy documents and reports relevant to our sector

'Making connections, building resilience: the Yorkshire and Humber refugee integration strategy', published by Migration Yorkshire in 2022

'Integration works: The role of organisations in refugee integration in Yorkshire and the Humber', by Philip Brown, Claire Walkey, Philip Martin, University of Huddersfield, 2020 Policy Briefing

Learning & Work Institute, 'Establishing and developing ESOL local partnerships: An effective practice guide', 2019 

ESOL Neighbourhood Audit Pilot (Harehills, Leeds), 2011.  A critical document in the development of MESH. Also download the methodological toolkit from this project here