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English Language

Volume 458: debated on Thursday 22 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many people participated in English for Speakers of Other Languages courses in Northern Ireland in each of the last five years. (128388)

The following table details the number of people participating in English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) courses in the Northern Ireland further education colleges in each of the last five academic years for which data are available.

Academic year

ESOL students

2001-02

882

2002-03

1,116

2003-04

1,338

2004-05

3,494

2005-06

6,048

Source:

Further Education Statistical Record