February 20, 2020

Final Conference | Lisbon 2020

From the lesson plans to the guidebook and the handbook, all materials were available both online and on paper so all professors, volunteers and everyone who works for the integration of refugees in the host society that attended the Final Conference could know.
November 19, 2019

Final Conference WeR1

On January 22nd, the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation will host (in room 2) the We Are One International Presentation Conference where you can learn more about the materials created by this consortium and how they can be used.
October 12, 2019

Personal statement on language learning

Statement on language learning by Ouwais Sadiq, a Syrian national enrolled in the  Communication Course at the Catholic University: I started studying Portuguese from the moment I arrived here, about 3 months ago. Portuguese is sometimes very easy but there are times it can be quite difficult. In the classroom when the professor explains things I do not feel it is difficult at all, I can understand everything that is […]
October 3, 2019

About CLIL / TBL

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 […]
September 22, 2019

Developing the handbook

The handbook is based on a holistic approach to language teaching and integration into society. We believe that language teaching and integration efforts go hand in hand. This handbook therefore presents practical knowledge needed for teaching labour market skills through Content and Language Integrated Learning and Task Based Learning.  The methods and content introduced in the handbook have a direct link to the lesson plans and teaching resources developed by […]
September 15, 2019

Meeting in Brno

After the 1st meeting in Lisbon and training event in Dublin, we gathered in Brno to have the 2nd project meeting. The meeting was organised by PELICAN and took place from 11th to 12th September 2018. In WeR1, our aim is to develop materials for teaching vocationally oriented language skills, therefore the first day of the meeting was dedicated mainly to the intellectual outputs of the project, including handbook, toolkit, […]
September 6, 2019

Hello Denmark

When arriving in Denmark as a newly arrived person, the first thing one might notice, is minimalist design, and people, who appreciate personal space and discreet behaviour in public. One of the main issues, as many newly arrived people have experiences, is how difficult it is to make social connections with scandinavians. Scandinavia is a trust based society, and this also goes for Denmark. Upon deeper inspection, this means that […]
August 12, 2019

Hello Czech Republic

With 64% of the inhabitants being Czech, the Czech Republic is quite a homogeneous country. In 2016, there were almost 500,000 foreigners residing in the country, with the largest groups being Ukrainian (22%), Slovak (22%), Vietnamese (12%), Russian (7%), German (4%) and from other countries (33%). Most of the foreign population lives in Prague and Central Bohemia Region. Most of the time, people migrate to the Czech Republic to find […]
August 2, 2019

Hello Czech Republic

The Czech Republic, also known as Czechia, is a landlocked country in Central Europe with 10.6 million inhabitants. It’s capital and largest city is Prague, nicknamed as The heart of Europe or The City of a Hundred Spires. Although the Czechs may at first seem cold and distanced, when you get to know them better, you will find that they are friendly, hardworking and especially fun to hang out with. […]
July 13, 2019

Hello Portugal

What can we, the Portuguese, say about Portugal? It’s such a small country by the sea, a land of brave man who discovered half of the world and brought together so many different cultures. It’s in the Portuguese people to receive foreigners and welcome them like they are part of the family. It’s a peaceful country with a rich culture and where food brings people together. Sitting by a table […]