Teaching Refugees and Migrant Groups


What is the course about?

This highly interactive teacher training course provides a solid introduction to the challenge of teaching refugee and migrant groups in the elementary and secondary school sectors. Participants will analyse school culture, issues, objectives, and change management. By the end of the course, participants will able to produce sample materials to use either with colleagues or students and have established an international network of teachers working with similar challenges for future development.

Frequently Asked Questions

This course is for all professionals who want to better understand the challenges of teaching and working with refugee and migrant groups in the elementary and secondary sectors. We will consider different approaches to teaching, specific challenges and possible strategies to deal with these challenges. Participants need to be at a minimum B1 level of English.

After registration, participants on this course programme will receive:

At the end of the course, you will:

The course ends with an evaluation session, where teachers are asked to reflect upon the value of the knowledge gained on the course. They are also encouraged in this session to create an international support network of participants coming from other countries but facing similar challenges. This course and resulting skills and contacts may be a platform for further career development as intercultural specialists in their home communities.
If you are from a country outside of the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland, you will need a visa. Students from certain countries do not need to apply for a visa before arriving in the UK. You can check if you need to apply for a visa on the UK Visas and Immigration website.
We can recommend a few accommodation options. Find out about them on our accommodation page.

In the unlikely event of a course not recruiting sufficient numbers you would be offered an alternative.

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Fast Facts

Start date(s)
Max. group size
Min. age
Minimum CEF level
Starting from B1
Course materials
Is Erasmus+ funding available?
In York Course Formats
21 hours
Booking fee


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Sample Course Programme

TIMESession OneSession TwoSession Three
Introduction to the course: objectives and methodology
Cultural analysis of working cultures in the education sector and challengesMultiple intelligences / learning styles: towards a successful learning environment
TUESDAYEmotional Intelligences within the educational institution, classroom, and analysisChange management skills and action plansVisiting speakers:
Working with different refugee / migrant communities in education
WEDNESDAYConflict resolution within institutions and practical application to achieving change
DIE models of differing perceptions and further strategies to identify and resolve obstaclesUsing case studies and critical incidents to produce high impact training materials
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