Promoting inclusive language learning opportunities through local culture and cultural heritage for learners with refugee and migrant backgrounds

European project aimed at linking language education for foreigners with education about culture and cultural heritage.

Our background

The project runs under the Erasmus+ programme, Cooperative Partnerships in Adult Education. The aim of the project is to explore existing approaches to language learning in the consortium countries, and to further develop new approaches for integrated foreign language and culture learning.

The project partners, from 5 different European countries, are cultural institutions (museums), non-profit organisations educating foreigners, and a language school. The project will offer a range of activities for foreigners and refugees in the partner countries (workshops and seminars) as well as for professionals and educators in the field of cultural institutions and integration of foreigners and refugees (surveys, training and seminars).

Our objectives are:

  • To find the most effective ways of teaching foreign languages through tangible and intangible cultural heritage in a setting outside of a classroom.
  • To evaluate and select optimal methods and activities for introducing a foreign language within a cultural heritage context.
  • Create educational materials tailored to language learners with migrant and refugee backgrounds.
  • Supporting linguistic and intercultural competences, as well as cultural expression and creativity of individuals with migrant and refugee experience.
  • Facilitating collaboration among cultural and educational institutions to facilitate language learning through cultural engagement.
  • Strengthening the expertise of educators for the integrated teaching of language and culture beyond traditional classroom settings.

The project partners

The project partnership brings together 5 organisations from Poland, Romania, Czech Republic, Luxembourg and Italy. The consortium consists of 2 museums, 2 non-governmental organisations, and 1 language school.

The Museum of Warsaw - Poland | project coordinator

Inlingua - Luxembourg

Democratic Education Centre – Czech Republic

The Transylvanian Museum of Ethnography - Romania

Stazione Utopia - Italy