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Language learning through company mentors at the workplace

  • One of the great challenges facing Europe today is the fast integration of migrants into society and the labour market. This is made even more challenging by the fact that a great number of migrants only have a low level of education. The EU-funded project Fast Track Integration in European Regions (FIER) allows European project-partners from regions with a high influx of refugees to interconnect in order to develop, test and evaluate joint innovative measures and strategies for a sustainable and fast labour-market-integration. Based on this background and as part of the FIER-project “Language training on the job (LaTJo)”, the Akademie für wissenschaftliche Weiterbildung der Pädagogischen Hochschule Weingarten (AWW) has developed a training program for the position of “Mentor for Language Learning at the Workplace”. The training enables Germanspeaking employees of the participating companies to assist their new colleagues with their integration at the workplace, especially by mentoring them in the field of work-related language acquisition. Here the workplace serves as a valuable language-learning-space, and the job-related actions and activities as natural prompters for language mentoring. The training is presented in detail in this manual.

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Author:Roswitha Klepser, Anika Schneider, Esther Dam, Chistiane Eiberger, Sarah Lukas
Document Type:Article
Date of Publication (online):2022/06/17
Date of first Publication:2019/12/30
Release Date:2022/06/22
Tag:fast-track integration; language learning; language mentors; mentoring on the job
First Page:1
Last Page:29
Institutes:Pädagogische Hochschule Weingarten
Licence (German):License LogoCreative Commons - CC BY-NC-SA - Namensnennung - Nicht kommerziell - Weitergabe unter gleichen Bedingungen 4.0 International