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Linguistic Support for Adult Refugees

The Council of Europe has prepared an online toolkit to offer practical support to organisations providing linguistic assistance for adult refugees, for it is essential to enable refugees to learn to communicate in the host society as quickly as possible. The toolkit fulfils this need by facilitating exchanges,initially in emergency situations, and subsequently educating refugees in the language of the host country.
The online toolkit comprises 57 tools and a set of resource materials proposed in seven languages: German, English, French, Greek, Italian, Dutch and Turkish.
It was realized that refugees, and people in a refugee-like situation, might need support to acquire at least an initial language “survival” kit, along with encouragement to exploit their existing linguistic repertoire, whether for their own needs or to interpret for others.
In cases where normal classroom teaching may be impossible, a wider and more inclusive database is provided through the internet for use by migrants and refugees.


  • Category
    Methodologies and pedagogical approaches
  • Country
    Council of Europe
  • Language
    English French German Greek Italian Turkish
  • Type of file


Project n° 2020-1-FR01-KA204-080142

This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication [communication] reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.