The Course is addressed to language teachers, volunteers, social workers - anyone involved in the support of second language learning, providing learning paths for migrants. It aims to provide facilitators with ideas, methodological approaches, practices and pedagogical-educational tools that are useful to integrate the dimension of non-formal and informal learning in language teaching, with the ultimate aim of supporting the integration of migrants into the hosting society. The main topics that will be covered are: "Diversity in the group of learners", "Non-formal education in the context of language learning", "Facilitating a safe learning environment", "Tackling Interculturality", “Facilitating Language learning in the immersive context”, “Becoming active in the local community”.
At the end of this course, you’ll be able to:
- Understand ideas, methodological approaches, practices and pedagogical-educational tools that are useful to integrate the dimension of non-formal and informal learning in language teaching, with the ultimate aim of supporting the integration of migrants into the hosting society (at local and European level).
- Deploy techniques that allow to design a language class programme that is flexible and inclusive of the cultural diversity of the target group (migrants) and allow them feel safe and interseted in the class.
- Demonstrate how to integrate the tools of non-formal education with an empirical approach in the educational curriculum of centres and organizations providing courses to adult migrant learners.
Target Audience: Second Language teachers, volunteers and social workers who are delivering language classes for migrants (including refugees).
The course is developed under the Programme Erasmus+ of the European Comission. The responsible organisation is Association Cazalla Intercultural in cooperation with 5 more institutions.
This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This course reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.