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  • Writer's pictureChris Sowton

Presentation: The Role Language Learning can Play in Helping to Realise the SDGs in Refugee Camps

This presentation was delivered at the 12th International Language and Development Conference in Dakar, Senegal (27th-29th November 2017).


In refugee camps, where millions of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people are located, there is a lack of cohesion about what constitutes best language learning practice. The fractured, transient nature of camps combined with a data-poor field means there are no clear answers to key questions, including the purpose of language learning in a refugee camp environment; the target language(s) and curricula; the language of instruction; what constitutes a ‘teacher’; how to offer support; and the best delivery mechanism? This presentation will present thoughts about these questions. 

A pdf of my PowerPoint slides at this event can be downloaded here.

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