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  • Writer's pictureChris Sowton

Presentation: Turning, not reinventing the wheel

A pdf for the slides used in this presetnation can be accessed here.


One of the core values of the Language for Resilience (L4R) agenda is that a knowledge of language(s) will make individuals and communities stronger, and therefore better able to cope with the challenges of forced migration. What is sometimes forgotten, however, in the drive to become multilingual and acquire as much language as possible, is the importance of the learning and delivery process. Top-heavy, centralised training models and technologically-driven solutions, often driven by individuals and agendas which do not place the ‘beneficiaries’ at the heart of the process, seldom empower or increase the agency of refugees, IDPs or host country nationals. This presentation will look at how teacher education a

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