1 Faculdade Estácio de Sá (BRAZIL)
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Appears in: ICERI2015 Proceedings
Publication year: 2015
Pages: 7660-7666
ISBN: 978-84-608-2657-6
ISSN: 2340-1095
Conference name: 8th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
Dates: 18-20 November, 2015
Location: Seville, Spain
Globalization with its positive and negative effects has changed borders and flows of people. With its 28 Member States, the European Union (EU) also has also been affected by these movements in the form of refugee asylum and immigration. While some progress has been made towards the creation of a Common European Asylum System (CEAS) that establishes shared standards for refugee protection in the EU, obstacles for its implementation remain. The evolving global context of conflict and displacement, coupled with failures by many countries to protect their citizens and mixed migration motivations are prone to continue to pose challenges in the asylum and immigration domain for the EU and its Member States, requiring a conjunct reflection on measures to overcome problems related to the hosting and integration of these refugees and immigrants. This paper aims to partially fill in this gap with a reflection based on a study case of a non-governmental association- La Roseraie- located in Geneva, Switzerland, whose aim is to help in the social inclusion of refugees and immigrants. La Roseraie offers different activities to integrate this population, among which are the French as a foreign language (FFL) workshops rendered through the Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) methodology. This study analyzes the methodology used in the FFL workshops in regards to its role in the social inclusion of the participant population.
Social inclusion, CLIL, immigrants and refugees, foreign language education.