Lay Teachers

Lay Teachers

Supporting Non-Professional Teachers to Introduce Refugees to National Languages.
Erasmus+ KA2 Strategic Partnerships project Nº 2018-1-ES01-KA204-050993.

Erasmus

About the project

Improving access to adult learning for migrants, as well as learning provision for refugees and people seeking asylum, including host country-language learning, are main priorities for the EU. Migrants and refugees need language. However, it takes a long time until they live in an environment in which systematic learning of the language is possible or until they have access to proper language courses. This is where the many volunteers and tutors from NGOs who also assist migrants and refugees with language learning have a part to play

Lay Teachers

Lay Teachers are nonprofessional instructors who are not certified or fully trained according to the standards of the area or country. Lay teachers can avoid the usual traps for professional teachers giving school-type language classes for refugees. This open thus the path for pedagogical innovation. They can set up also non-conventional learning environments, like non-formal and informal learning.

Aim

The aim of LAY TEACHERS project is to support non-professional teachers, also known as Lay Teachers, as volunteers who collaborate with adult education providers and civil society organisations who assist migrants and refugees, supporting them with innovative non-conventional teaching learning methods and resources, like Cooperative learning and contextual Meaning-based learning, tailor made to introduce refugees to the national languages.

Users & Beneficiaries

The main target users of the project products are non-professional teachers and volunteers working with adult education providers and civil society organisations.

Final beneficiaries are migrants and refugees.

ACCESS to LAY TEACHERS Online Platform of Open Educational Resources on introducing migrants and refugees to national language
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Partners

Partners

These are the partners involved in the project.

INFODEF
INFODEF

INFODEF

Spain - Coordinator

La Bien Pagá
La Bien Pagá

La Bien Pagá

Spain

CPIP
CPIP

CPIP

Romania

IASIS
IASIS

IASIS

Greece

CEIPES
CEIPES

CEIPES

Italy

INQS
INQS

INQS

Irland

Project Results

Project Results

The results of the project are as follows

  • 1

    TRAINING GUIDE

    LAY TEACHERS Training Guide on introducing migrants and refugees to national languages. A syllabus addressed to non-professional teachers and volunteers working with adult education providers and civil society organisations.

    DOWNLOAD GUIDE
  • 2

    ONLINE PLATFORM

    The platform will provide a set of interactive services including access to information, tools and innovative resources, and support online ICT-based educational delivery and management. The platform will create a networking hub for adult education providers and civil society organisations to disseminate, mainstream and upgrade the project products in the participant countries and in Europe, during the project and after its completion.

    ACCESS TO PLATFORM
  • 3

    GUIDELINES AND RECOMMENDATIONS

    A reference document with a coherent set of practical guidelines and recommendations on introducing migrants and refugees to national languages In Adult Education, to facilitate the fully use of the project products by other organizations in Europe.

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