The CoCoFe project aims to meet the language learning needs of female refugees and female forced migrants working in small scale manufacturing and retail environments. These women they face challenges due to their lack of skills, qualifications and level of language knowledge. One of the biggest obstacles is the understanding of the informal language register used by their co-workers or the community in which they live. Often the language used at work in factories or retail environments is dynamic, full of idioms, neologisms and non-threatening expletives used for group cohesion. Speech acts are initiated differently, politeness varies, as do conversational styles. A lack of language skills can lead to isolation, affect onward mobility in work and society. .
Project Duration: 24 months
Project Start: 31/12/2020
Project End: 30/12/2022
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