ELLE project

Migrant women are one of the most disadvantaged groups in the EU in terms of labour participation and social inclusion.

Among the migrant women, low-educated adults go through greater challenges in achieving linguistic integration to the new environment. They are so-called LESLLA (Low-Educated Adult Second Language and Literacy Acquisition) learners, consisting of those who lack the ability to read and write in the script of their mother tongue. The available programmes, including courses and assessments, which aim at full language proficiency, do not fit LESLA migrant women. Language and literacy development by adult first time readers in a second language is a new and almost unexplored domain itself.

Target Groups

• Target users: Adult education teachers, trainers, volunteers and educators.
• Target beneficiaries: low skilled migrant, refugee and asylum seeker women.
• Stakeholders: Relevant organizations, institutions and bodies working in the field of the project or likely to be interested in the project outputs, methodologies and results.

Aims of the project

• To apply innovative adult learning methods for the improvement of foreign language proficiency of low skilled migrant, refugee and asylum seeker women who have not acquired study skills.
• To empower them for their social and labor integration and active participation in society.
• To equip teachers, trainers, volunteers and educators of adult education with the necessary skills and innovative tools.

How the project will be put in place?

ELLE project is addressing the specific needs of the low-qualified migrant women in Europe, through a coherent combination of :
• acquisition of literacy skills,
• introduction to the national language of the country of residence
• empowerment to develop leadership skills, never explored, attempted and tested before
• application of innovative pedagogical approaches: Cooperative learning and contextual Meaning-based learning
• use European frameworks and instruments (EQF, Europass, EPALE) to boost transparency and recognition of learning outcomes on LESLLA in Europe