Dr Gloria Chamorro, Lecturer in Applied Linguistics in the Department of Modern Languages and Linguistics, has received a grant from the Orange Tree Trust for her work on The English Hub for Refugees project.
The project helps refugees and asylum seekers gain the English language skills they need in order to integrate into their new communities and access mainstream education and jobs while also allowing University students to gain teaching experience. Apart from the English classes, the project also develops language learning materials that are specifically tailored for refugees, which are freely available in the project website.
Gloria says: “Thanks to the funding received from the Orange Tree Trust we will be able to continue supporting unaccompanied refugee minors with their language skills so that they can successfully integrate into their new communities and access mainstream education and jobs. It will allow us to continue with our English classes as well as with the development of language learning resources to support these and other migrants for two more academic years.”