OER Citations

Multilingual Stories for Immigrants and Refugees: A Language-as-Resource Approach

Citation

Stranger-Johannessen, E., & Damiani, V. (2024). Multilingual Stories for Immigrants and Refugees: A Language-as-Resource Approach. In S. Dobson, B. Svoen, G. Agrusti, & P. Hardy (Eds.), Learning Inclusion in a Digital Age : Belonging and Finding a Voice with the Disadvantaged (pp. 133–149). Springer Nature. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-99-7196-1_10

Abstract

A major challenge for many immigrants and refugees, particularly those with little or no formal schooling, is learning the language of the host country. Open educational resources (OER), including courses and websites with multilingual stories, are ways to address this challenge. This chapter will present and analyse the OER developed in three projects funded by the Erasmus+ Programme: Advenus and Regap, which integrated language and content learning in courses, and LIDA Stories (https://lidastories.net), a collection of country-specific websites with multilingual stories for youth and adult immigrants and refugees who are learning the language of the host country. The chapter concludes by highlighting the key role of stories for the acquisition of the host country language by migrants and refugees.

Citation Type: Book Chapter