Mobile Language Learning Tools for Supporting Asylum Seekers

Exploring how mobile applications can serve as a learning platform for effective individual language learning

The Mobile Language Learning Tools project aims to develop and optimize research-based digital language tools for beginner level instruction in Swedish as a second language. The initiative is cross-disciplinary and combines second language learning theories and practices with mobile learning solutions using a participatory design framework.

Many societies today need to find better practices and solutions for early integration of refugees. The high number of refugees to Sweden has resulted in very delayed asylum application processes, leaving people waiting in asylum centers for more than a year. Access to Swedish language instruction is very limited during this period even though language skills are considered crucial for successful integration. This project focuses on finding ways to extend language learning opportunities to this target group to facilitate the integration process.

Project updates:

Project period: 2016-06-01 – 2016-12-31

Funding: The project is funded by Malmö University within the “Flyktingmiljonen” framework.

Contact: IOTAP is represented by Daniel Spikol.

More information: Currently not available.

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