[Edling] Language for Resilience: Supporting Syrian Refugees

Bob Achgill bobachgill at hotmail.com
Tue Oct 24 12:38:30 EDT 2017


This mother tongue literacy tool helps with learning basic English along side Modern Arabic.


Bob Achgill
From: Edling <edling-bounces at bunner.geol.lu.se> on behalf of Laure Kloetzer <laure.kloetzer at unine.ch>
Sent: Monday, October 23, 2017 3:57:13 AM
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Subject: Re: [Edling] Language for Resilience: Supporting Syrian Refugees

Dear colleagues,

Very interesting, thanks a lot for sharing the link and report !

We have been working last year on an educational project in Zaatari camp, in higher education (the Jamiya project), teaching computer science at the university level in collaboration with Götenburg university. One barrier of course to learning was English, so Jamiya decided to give the course in Arabic, and to introduce step by step courses in English. As described by the students, reconnecting to education in the conditions of the camp was not an easy task, and everything takes more time than we imagined in the local conditions. However, language and education here are more than learning useful skills, it is a matter of freedom, reconnecting to life outside the camp, and to a valuable future. So very important to support these kinds of programs, although it is not easy to fund ! (any further reflection, potential collaboration or advice in this field will be greatly appreciated)

Best regards,
Laure Kloetzer

2017-10-19 18:06 GMT+02:00 Francis Hult <francis.hult at englund.lu.se<mailto:francis.hult at englund.lu.se>>:

British Council

Language for Resilience: Supporting Syrian Refugees

The Language for Resilience report examines the impact of language on refugees and host communities affected by the Syrian crisis, identifying the different ways that language skills enhance resilience and providing suggestions for programme responses that address key needs.

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Laure Kloetzer
Professeure assistante en psychologie socioculturelle
Institut de Psychologie & Education (IPE<https://nam03.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww2.unine.ch%2Fipe&data=02%7C01%7CBobAchgill%40hotmail.com%7C47d782d6d8104e7e8b6a08d51af81349%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C636444575127576908&sdata=QsPI5wZkMXdEpxkuBZgZy4nneEOdtRvlYBoegyAOtcU%3D&reserved=0>)
Faculté des Lettres et Sciences Humaines
Université de Neuchâtel
Espace Louis-Agassiz 1
2000 Neuchâtel, Suisse
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