In collaboration with Southern New Hampshire University’s Center for New Americans and the New Hampshire Equity Collective (EqColl), the Leah Zallman Center for Immigrant Health Research (LZC) at the Institute for Community Health is proud to release Manchester, New Hampshire, ESOL Needs Analysis: Thematic Synthesis. The thematic synthesis summarizes key themes and findings from the needs analysis that LZC conducted of English language learners in Manchester, NH. LZC and EqColl collected data from 109 English language providers and learners in Greater Manchester through key informant interviews, storytelling, and focus groups. Common themes expressed by providers and immigrant and refugee English learners include a desire to integrate in their communities, hopes for free higher-level English classes, and a need for greater coordination of the English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) landscape in Manchester.
Read and download the full thematic synthesis.