Far fewer migrants than expected have moved to Germany from Eastern Europe seeking work, Reuters reported last weekend.
Germany lifted labour restrictions on these states last year, later than Britain’s lifting of the same restrictions. Only 63,000 workers came to Germany to work as opposed to the 140,000 expected initially.
Frank-Juergen Weise, head of Germany's Labour Office, told the Rheinische Post newspaper that many workers had already established themselves in the UK and interestingly, many found it easier to learn English than German.
In the UK, there is a great deal of help available in the learning of English, both before and after arrival. Here is a free interactive website to strengthen your English skills:
Click here to find a list of English Language Tests that have been assessed as meeting the UK Border Agency’s requirements from the 24th January 2012:
The UK’s recent visa restrictions have caused concern amongst migrants that the UK is no longer as hospitable as it used to be. But the fact remains, the UK is still an attractive place to come to live and work, and we look forward to welcoming you soon!
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