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The LINGUA+ project for migrants

05/06/2018
by Teresa Dello Monaco
Language: EN
Document available also in: EL

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Lingua+
Lingua+ is a project within the framework of the Erasmus+ programme. It answers a specific need: to give migrants the chance to learn the host country's language through state-of-the-art methodologies and practices embedded into socio-cultural interplay, where their own language and culture are also appreciated. 

 

Learning the host language is a bridge to a new life and migrants can do it with more confidence if they feel their own, plural, identity is recognized.

 

 

Lingua+ addresses target groups on two levels:

  • Adult educators (teachers, trainers, volunteers) as a primary group needing innovative teaching/training tools and pedagogic resources to facilitate integration of migrants through effective, holistic language teaching
  • Migrants themselves as main target and reference group for testing out and valuating project outcomes

 

The project builds on two parallel lines of intervention: on one side it researches on innovative F2 practices and on the other it researches on practices that enhance social inclusion and empathy (e.g. art-based practices). By mixing the elements of both strands and experimenting initially within the partnership group of experts, the partner will provide unique teacher/ trainer didactic tools that will be piloted extensively, evaluated, brought to completion stage, used in the project for training events and disseminated.

 

The Lingua+ outputs are:

• Repository of innovations in teaching host country language to migrants and refugees

• Study on existing practices for social inclusion of migrants and refugees and empathy enhancement in adult interactions

• Lingua+ Handbook for language teachers, trainers, volunteers

• Lingua+ Learning Paths Multimedia presentation

• Lingua+ Teacher Training offline and Lingua+ MOOC

• Web 2.0 Platform

• Lingua+ Mobile App

 

The primary impact expected from the project is improved quality and efficiency of education and training for adult migrants by providing innovative teaching/learning tools and strategies to support inclusion and active participation in society. To secure long term benefits, all the Lingua+ tools will be hosted on the WEB platform along with the Mobile App that will continue to expand.

The project envisages an international Lingua+ Teacher Training in Cyprus, various local workshops (in Iceland, Cyprus, Italy, the UK and Czech Republic) and a Lingua+ Conference at University of Akureyri, Iceland.

 

Visit the Lingua+ website to learn more about the project and to download the project’s open educational resources.

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