CONNECTED: ADULT LANGUAGE LEARNING THROUGH DRAMA
"They get very excited by the imagination that other students show. It's like a chain reaction with one student watching another and sparking new ideas. The students absolutely adore that." Kathryn Salman, MTC Australia trainer
Since 2016, we've helped refugees, asylum seekers and migrants learn English and foster social connections through our Connected program.
Connected also aims to increase participants' sense of social connectedness and wellbeing. We have delivered the program in partnership with organisations including Asylum Seekers Centre, MTC Australia, STARTTS (NSW Service for the Treatment and Rehabilitation of Torture and Trauma Survivors) and The University of Sydney's Refugee Language Program.
Connected focuses on using imaginative stories and folktales to explore character, place and meaning. Participants enjoy the relaxed atmosphere and find that learning English quickly becomes fun.
Program evaluations will continue to be conducted in partnership with Western Sydney University and The University of Sydney. Read more about the program here.
For further information on Connected, please contact Zoe Hogan, Education & Community Programs Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org