January 6, 2016

Accessing Education: Language Integration of Syrian Refugee Children 2016


The British Council and the Institute Francais in Lebanon in cooperation with the Ministry of Education and Higher Education (MEHE) initiated a program called “Accessing Education: Language Integration for Syrian Refugee Children (ACCESS)”. The aim of the program was to mitigate the drop out of Lebanese and Syrian children, increase their retention and integrate the Syrian students into the Lebanese schools through introducing two teaching approaches, namely pleura-linguistic and socio-linguistic approach.

The Centre for the Lebanese Studies assessed the training program after its two years of duration. The evaluation aimed to investigate whether students’ language acquisition has been facilitated and supported when sociolinguistic and Plura-linguistic approaches incorporated in teaching and whether the training delivered to trainers, teachers and Guidance and Counsellors succeeded in shifting teachers practice in the classroom.

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