Ongoing Research Projects

European Speakers of Other Languages: Teaching Adult Immigrants and Training their Teachers’ (EU-SPEAK3)
Starting Date:
September, 2015
September, 2018
Erasmus + Programme of the European Union
A.M.C. Cruz & M. Sosinski (University of Granada), N. Faux (Virginia Technical University), B. Haznedar (Boğaziçi University), R. Naeb (University of Northumbria), A. Rohde (University of Cologne), M. Suni (University of Jyväskylä), M. Young-Scholten (Uni

EU-Speak3 is a three year project (2015-2018), focussing on the needs of teachers who work with immigrants with little or no education (LESSLA learners) in their mother tongue. The Project partners from seven universities aim to make a difference in the educational outcomes for immigrants through the development of free international on-line teacher training modules with special reference to bilingualism/multilingualism, vocabulary acquisition, literacy development in a second/third language. Six on-line modules are being designed and developed by the partners in six countries and offered twice from 2016 to 2018, in English and German, Finnish, Spanish and Turkish. The Boğaziçi team has been working with Syrian Refugee children and adults.