ESOL Resources

A Teaching Resource for ESOL Teachers

It is crucial that teachers, volunteers, and community groups involved in delivering English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) programmes, understand what they can do to help those at risk of trafficking within their classrooms.

Having a respected and trusted role as students adjust to life in Scotland, often becoming familiar with their lives and struggles, ESOL teachers can assist them to connect with vital community resources.  This puts them in a unique position to identify potential trafficking issues and offer guidance.  It is, however, vital that they also understand their role as those who empower students to help themselves.

This free introductory resource has been developed by an experienced ESOL practitioner and SOHTIS to support ESOL teachers to identify potential human trafficking,
to build resilience amongst their students and where necessary
signpost potential victims to appropriate support.

ESOL teachers who attended a workshop recently commented:


Really shocking and thought provoking – really needed.

Thank you. Very thought- provoking. I often hear that we work with vulnerable people – this made it very real.

Great workshop. Informative, very useful – good to be reminded that this is happening even in Scotland.


surprised that I haven’t attended workshop on this theme – EVER!


Download a free Lesson Plan and Student Worksheet below.
More resources will be available to download soon.
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