The ability to read, write and converse in the host language is often essential to finding a job, making your way around a city, or booking a doctor’s appointment.
To ensure that they receive regular practice, FATIMA participants attend up to 12 hours of language class per week, in small classes tailored to their language ability. The material is geared to what the women often confront in daily life – filling out forms, ordering coffee, going out with friends, etc.
In the middle of one of our recent classes in Ljubljana, hosted by our partner, Sursum, the teacher improvised by using a game to engage the students who were invited to the front of the class to write some Slovenian words on the chalkboard!
Games, play, and other informal teaching methods are often very effective tools in language learning and certainly, make life in the classroom much more enjoyable!