Supporting adult Syrian learners with refugee experience in Canada: Research-based insights for practitioners

Date

2022

Authors

Huang, Li-Shih

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Volume Title

Publisher

Journal of Education

Abstract

From November 2015 to October 2020, Canada had welcomed 44,620 Syrian refugees to more than 350 communities across the country. In 2019, it further surpassed the United States and Australia in the number of refugees settled. Lacking the necessary language skills for living and working in a new country is one of the most critical barriers refugees face. This paper aims to inform language-teaching professionals about pertinent linguistic and nonlinguistic issues as well as pedagogical implications associated with supporting adult Syrian refugee learners, drawing both on the literature more broadly and on the author’s research in the Canadian context.

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Keywords

learners with refugee experience, language instruction for newcomers, Syrian adult language learners, language instruction for Syrian refugee learners, language training for Syrian learners with refugee experience

Citation

Huang, L. (2022). “Supporting adult Syrian learners with refugee experience in Canada: Research-based insights for practitioners.” Journal of Education, 0(0), 1- 14. https://doi.org/10.1177/00220574221091930