Background documents and Studies
Since the launch of the LIAM project, a number of resources have been developed to assist policy makers and practitioners concerned with migrants’ language issues.
This section contains a list of the main background papers and case studies describing specific approaches to courses, assessment, etc.
Learning the language of the host country for professional purposes - Outline of issues and educational approaches, 2012, Claire Extramiana
This paper focuses in particular on adult migrants’ need to be supported in acquiring the necessary language skills to enter the job market. It examines various approaches that have been taken to providing language training for this purpose.
Quality assurance in the provision of language education and training for adult migrants – Guidelines and options, 2008, Richard Rossner
Language tests for social cohesion and citizenship – an outline for policy makers. 2008, ALTE Authoring Group (Association of Language Testers in Europe)
Language learning, teaching and assessment and the integration of adult immigrants. The importance of needs analysis, 2008, Piet van Avermaet, Sara Gysen
This paper proposes a model for analysing the individual needs of migrants and proposes a task-based approach to their language training and to assessment (also referred to under ‘provision of language courses)
Tailoring language provision and requirements to the needs and capacities of adult migrants. 2008, Hans-Jürgen Krumm, Verena Plutzar
Responding to the language needs of adult refugees in Ireland: an alternative approach to teaching and assessment, 2008, David Little
The role of literacy in the acculturation process of migrants, 2008, Hervé Adami
This case study discusses the impact of low literacy and different educational backgrounds on adult migrants attending courses in France, and describes some of the difficulties students encounter and the implications of these for policy makers and providers.
Language Learning in the Context of Migration and Integration – Challenges and Options for Adult Learners, 2008, Verena Plutzar, Monika Ritter
Education: Tailor-made or one-size-fits-all? A project commissioned by the Nederlandse Taalunie, 2008 - ITTA/Elwine Halewijn, CTO/Annelies Houben, Heidi De Niel
This case describes a project in which techniques were successfully designed and used for drawing up individual profiles of adult migrants in the Netherlands, as well as to provide guidance and motivation in their language courses.