Preparing for life in the UK is a materials toolkit for providers working outside the EU with adult
ESOL participants who are planning to settle in the UK. There is also a companion Welcome to
the UK toolkit for use with adult learners in the UK. Both toolkits use everyday life in the UK as
context for supporting integration and developing participants’ confidence about life in the
UK as well as their language, literacy and numeracy skills in English. There is a Welcome to the
UK Resources Pack which supplements both the Preparing for Life in the UK and Welcome to the
UK toolkits and the Befriender Training Toolkit.
The materials in this toolkit have been piloted in Preparing for life in the UK workshops in
Bangladesh by bi-lingual British Bangladeshi volunteers from the UK, Bangladeshi teachers
of English and women who are planning to settle in the UK. The Preparing for life in the UK
workshops have been run in partnership and with support from UKBET (the UK Bangladesh
Education Trust) and BRAC UK, part of BRAC – an international development organisation.