LRM53: LANGUAGE TEACHING FOR ADULT REFUGEES AND MIGRANTS

Module Code: LRM 53

ECTS Credit Points: 10

Module Type: Compulsory

Semester offered: Second (2ο)

Coordinator: Roula Tsokalidou

Language: English

General Description of LRM 53

This course aims to introduce students to current issues of language learning within the context of language and culture contact. It includes discussions of the concepts of borrowing, transference, code-switching and the communicative functions of language contact phenomena. Within this course, we also discuss issues of the special needs of refugee and migrant adults, examine material that has been developed for the needs of migrant adults learning a second/foreign language. We will investigate innovative and alternative ways of assisting adult learners develop their linguistic skills, such as role play and digital scenarios. After studying the relevant bibliography and educational material, students will be provided with the opportunity to develop their own material for a population of refugee or migrant adult students, material that will cater for the unique needs of the given population, in terms of language level, cultural values and everyday needs.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this module, students are expected to:

  • appreciate the specific communicative value of language contact phenomena

  • discuss the functions of the parallel use of different languages

  • approach critically material that is available for the teaching a second language

  • appreciate the specific needs of adult refugee/migrant language learners

  • develop their own material that could address the linguistic needs of adult refugees and migrants learning a second language

Subjects

  • Inclusive Education for Adults

  • Needs Analysis, Course Design, Class Management and Evaluation

  • Situated and Collaborative Learning: On-line and Off-line Communities of Practice

  • Perspectives and Methodologies

Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this module.

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