Many people living in refugee camps have limited access to formal modes of education. This puts them at a disadvantage as it disconnects them from in-person volunteer tutors.
Most refugees however will have limited access to internet and electronic devices, this allows them participate in virtual learning programs.
ELNOR is in the exciting stages of evolution in its first year. 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, and poetry.
Students connect with us through our online platform and access help from our volunteer English tutors from all over the world (we have trained tutors from the US, Ireland, England, Italy, Mexico, and other countries).
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 an elementary level (A2), intermediate level (B1, B2), and advanced level (C1).
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.