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Innovative host-country
language learning through
socio-cultural inclusion and empathy


The output is the result of a research made by the partners. It is a collection of entries aiming to bring ideas and practices in teaching the host countries’ language to migrants and refugees and to stimulate new thinking and experimentation.                                                                                        

A vibrant multimedia tool that contains the  Lingua+ practices grouped into Learning Paths.
While in Output 3, the practices were only listed,  in Output 4 there are described in detail, accompanied by audio and video files, completed with recommended reading and links.

Study on practices for social inclusion of migrants and refugees and empathy enhancement in adult interactions.                                 

The Handbook contains theoretical clues and analysis of adult language learning for migrants and refugees (challenges and needs).

The Guide provides the basis of the programme that enables teachers with the know-how on Lingua+ methods and practices through F2F training. This is combined with a MOOC for online training through the EPALE portal of the Commission.

This Platform includes the project Open Educational Resouces and the link to the EPALE Portal of the European Commission where you can find the Lingua+

The mobile app facilitates the widest possible dissemination of project results and contributes to the establishment of a vivid community of users that will continue to use and extend the project results beyond the funding period.                                                                 Read more...


Main objectives are:

1. Developing and implementing innovative, language learning programs for adult migrants, refugees, asylum seekers:
- in line with their needs of cross–cultural adaptation and orientation, particularly addressing illiterate learners ;
- learner- centeredness;
- based on plurilingual education and linguistic diversity;
- using participatory approach and ICT.

2.  Enhancing the professional competence of language trainers, educators and volunteers by supplying didactic tools and hands-on experiences in holistic migrant language teaching.

3. Increasing capacity and professionalism of participating institutions to work at international level by increasing quality in the preparation, implementation, monitoring and follow- up of international projects.


Lingua+ addresses target groups on two levels:

  1. Adult educators (teachers, trainers, volunteers) as a primary group needing innovative teaching/training tools and pedagogic resources to facilitate integration of migrants through effective, holistic language teaching; and
  2. Migrants themselves as main target and reference group for testing out and valuating project outcomes.


The project Lingua+ goes straight into the heart of the urgent matter of immigrant integration in Europe. A basic knowledge of the host -country language is a crucial factor in determining integration success across Europe, including Iceland as a relatively new destination for immigrants.
Our experience tells us that existing methodologies and learning scenarios designed for adult immigrant learners lack a holistic approach.
Lingua+ brings innovation into the linguistic integration of immigrants by offering tools to language teachers through state of the art methodologies and practices embedded into socio-cultural interplay. The acquisition of means to express the learner’s own diverse identity through the process of adaption to a new cultural environment are essential components of the Lingua+ approach.
During the project, the following outputs will be delivered:


In the second half of 2018, a series of workshops in partner countries were held, with the aim to test Lingua+ tools for host-country language teaching. Working versions of the main tools were handed to the educators and trainers for further practical testing. Feedback, advices, recommendations and other insight is a priceless added value and it was taken into account for adjusting the outputs according to the migrants' needs.







The Mosaic
Art Sound Ltd

United Kingdom

Gilda Esposito


Czech Republic

Dáša Pelikánová


Zane Brikovska
Project coordinator

Project coordinator Akureyri Intercultural Center
Town Hall (Ráðhús), Geislagata 9, Akureyri, Iceland

Tel: +354 4601095
Co-funded by The Erasmus+ programme of the European Union.
This project has been funded with support from the European Commission.
This publication 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.
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