The University of Graz held a successful workshop on June 15, 2019. In this workshop, we conducted activities and presented materials produced in our project aimed at developing professional intercultural communicative competence (PICC) among highly skilled refugees seeking to re-enter their professional roles. Participants were given opportunities to try out and explore activities designed to
The CSLW Team is pleased to announce that the CSLW Toolkit is now online and available to download from the website here Further Interactive activities are also available here
Join us for a free conference, hosted at Newcastle University, UK, 21 June 2019 Join the CSLW team as we launch a new learner and teacher toolkit Take part in discussions with researchers and language teachers Learn about how refugee professionals can get back into work Network at a free lunch and drinks reception Free attendance.
Between September and December 2018, the project team at Newcastle University delivered a series of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) training sessions in partnership with Action Foundations. On December 13th , Dr Muge Satar delivered a session on designing and creating self-study digital materials. During the session, language teachers from Action Foundation discussed the type of materials
On 8th January the team welcomed Sarah Mercer of the Universitaet Graz for a steering group meeting at Action Foundation. The team discussed and planned the crucial piloting and evaluation stage which will begin in February 2019 ahead of a transnational project meeting in Leeuwarden in March. The CSLW project has now entered its second year. The
Critical Skills for Life and Work at IALIC 2018: The ‘good’ interculturalist CLSW members Sara Ganassin and Tony Young (Newcastle University) gave a talk on the linguistic and intercultural dimension of professional ‘success’ in the experiences of highly-skilled refugees in Europe at the annual IALIC conference (International Association for Languages and Intercultural Communication) (http://ialic.international/conference-2018/) in
Research teams from the Newcastle University (Tony Young, Sara Ganassin and Steve Walsh), Fryske Academy (Cor Van der Meer and Anna Fardau Schukking) and University of Graz (Sarah Mercer, Elizabeth Erling, Achilleas Kostoulas, Paige Baralija and Sonja Babic) met in Graz in Austria for a two-day meeting, 5th and 6th July, 2018 (Thursday and Friday).
CLSW member Spencer Hazel teamed up with Danish colleague Dorte Lønsmann (Copenhagen Business School) to give a talk on Danish language class provision for refugees in Denmark at the Sociolinguistics Symposium in Auckland, New Zealand (27-30 June 2018). The talk, “Norms and accountability in a refugee classroom” looked at the educational programme Dansk på Arbejde (Danish at
Critical Skills for Life and Work at Action Foundation On April 12th Nicola Brooks (Action Foundation), Elaine Lopez and Sara Ganassin (Newcastle University) presented the project at the Action Language volunteer training morning. Over the next months, the team will collaborate with English language teachers at Action Foundation (Action Language) to co-create a set of
Critical Skills for Life and Work at the 21st CultNET meeting On April 20th 2018, Sara Ganassin (Newcastle University) presented the international Critical Skills for Life and Work project at the annual CultNET meeting organised by the School of Education at Durham University. CultNET is an international network of researchers on intercultural education and communication, and language teaching