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.