The WeR1 project is a transnational strategic partnership, funded by the European Commission, which aims to produce materials and guidance for professionals involved in educating and integrating newly arrived people.
The WeR1 educational materials place equal emphasis on language acquisition, cultural integration, and achieving economic independence.
The WeR1 materials focus on motivating newly arrived people to learn the host language, by presenting them with themes with direct relevance to their lives and realities. These themes include; intercultural understanding, 21st century skills development, breaking negative social norms, and vocational language skills.
What is CLIL?
CLIL stands for Content and Language Integrated Learning, the method includes exploration of language, based on material directly related to a content-based subject. Both content and language are explored in a CLIL lesson. In the WeR1 project, we are transferring the ideas of teaching through CLIL from general and vocational education, to the teaching of vocationally oriented language to refugees and migrants.
What is TBL?
TBL stands for Task Based Learning. In the WeR1 project, we place emphasis on the use of authentic language and on asking learners to complete meaningful and tasks, resembling real life situations, in the target language. Such tasks can include attending a job interview, making new friends, or solving vocationally specific tasks.
More on TBL:
Current research shows that learners are more motivated to learn when they are active participants during class time. This can be achieved by setting tasks which require learners to work together to solve realistic problems and use the target language creatively.