For people facing forced migration, settling in a new country presents a host of challenges. Many people seeking asylum, in and out of refugee camps, lack adequate language learning and other educational resources. These are critical to integrate into their new societies, transfer old degrees and certificates, and make up for educational time lost during their displacement.
Language is one of the key elements of communication with neighbors, schools, and the broader asylum process.
In-person language classes are unstable for various reasons, including constant relocation of refugee families or individuals.
Since 2020, ELNOR has expanded its services to reach students’ needs across Europe and the US. We actively consult with our students and other experts to curate a curriculum that fits students’ needs, abilities, and interests. Currently, our unit-based curriculum covers a variety of conversational topics such as natural sciences, world affairs, poetry, cuisine and other cultural topics.
Students are connected virtually with qualified volunteer tutors to access individual and group video lessons or to receive written and verbal feedback on asynchronous lessons.
We utilize a Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) method of foreign language learning that centers on teaching interesting and engaging content, where vocabulary and grammar are taught in context of the material.
Based on language levels standardized by the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR), our students can find lesson plans at beginner levels (Pre-A1, A1, and A2), intermediate levels (B1, B2), and an advanced level (C1).
individual and group video classes
online-offline hybrid classes
exam sponsorship and preparation classes
interview prep and CV/applications revisions
At ELNOR, we work with people who are seeking asylum or have gained asylum upon traveling to find safety in Europe from a variety of countries. Many of our students come from Afghanistan, as well as Iran, Burundi, and Somalia.
While many of our students enroll in our program while in Greek refugee camps, they can continue as our students as they resettle across Europe. Our student network spans over seven European countries.