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Introducing the Human Hive Framework

We’ll be sharing a lot more tips about language activities you can do with your learners in Week 3, but for now we will continue to focus on how you …

What is trauma?

Trauma is something we hear a great deal about in our society, but most of us don’t fully understand what it is. It is usually applied to dangerous or life-threatening …

The Crisis Classroom Methodology

The Crisis Classroom methodology approaches learning as a patchwork rather than a ladder. The formal education we are familiar with in schools expects learners to show up for every lesson …

Introduction to Week 2

We ended Week 1 by focusing on the need for you to be aware that the volunteering role may present emotional challenges for you too. In this introduction, Darren, co-founder …

Preview of Week 2

Listen to Marie raising an important issue which will be covered in detail next week. Will this be a problem for all volunteers? What does Marie say? Please note that …

Introduction to Week 1

Welcome to the start of our course ‘Volunteering with Refugees’. This course will provide you with information and strategies to help you support refugees. In the first week of the …

Activities for language learning

There are many activities you can use to establish rapport, build confidence and support language development. Listen to teachers and volunteers talking about the activities they use. Match the person …

Understanding cultural differences

Listen to Nisreen talking about some differences between the culture of her home country and Europe where she now lives. Listen and make notes on the differences she mentions. You …

The need for English language skills

Why do you think learning English is so important to many refugees? Think about your answer before you listen to Marie, Rudayna and Elena explaining why English is such an …