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Cultural Orientation Resource Center - Tools for Trainers

The Cultural Orientation Resource Center has developed a variety of tools that trainers can use throughout the process of designing and delivering refugee orientation. This link includes 16 materials to help trainers, including "Refugee Training and Orientation: A Workbook for Trainers", "Soothing Tensions", and "The U-Curve of Cultural Adjustment".

Cultural Orientation Resource Center - Orientation Toolkit for Refugees

The Cultural Orientation Resource Center has developed a wide variety of orientation materials for use with refugees, including the Welcome to the United States: A Guidebook for Refugees and DVD (or Welcome Set), Making Your Way: An R&P Orientation Curriculum, online videos, lesson plans, tools for trainers (such as icebreakers), and so forth. The COR Center's numerous overseas and domestic partners in the U.S. resettlement program have also shared many of their lesson plans and presentations for use with refugees.

Every Campus a Refuge

In response to Pope Francis’ call on every European parish to host one refugee family, Every Campus A Refuge was founded at Guilford College by Dr. Diya Abdo in September of 2015 to call on every college and university in the world to partner with their local refugee resettlement agencies to house refugees on campus grounds and assist them in resettlement. The idea is that university and college campuses have everything necessary – housing, food, care, skills – to take in refugees and support them as they begin their lives in their new homes.

Why Do People Migrate? Facts

Migration often makes headlines; it’s become a key issue of politicians worldwide. But what is the reality of migration? This course will introduce you to key challenges of irregular migration and asylum seeking worldwide. You’ll look at key cases from around the globe, including asylum seekers arriving in Europe via the Mediterranean and Syrian refugees in Turkey, Central American labour migration to the USA and the Rohingya refugee challenge in Australia.

Teaching for Success: Practices for English Language Teaching

This British Council program will help English language teachers understand and plan their own professional development needs and share their experience with other teachers around the world.
Taken in any order, the three courses will equip any English language teacher with the tools they need to take responsibility for their own CPD. Each course will look at four professional practices, explain their importance to the continuously developing teacher, and offer a range of practical advice and suggestions, as well as the opportunity to interact with fellow teachers around the world.

Improve Your Intercultural Competence

Good intercultural communication and an understanding of cultural differences are now critical for professionals, especially those part of global networks. In this course not only will you develop the skills and acquire the knowledge needed to meet the global challenges today’s world presents, you will also learn to succeed in a diverse workplace and appreciate the value of cultural differences.

Understanding IELTS: Techniques for English Language Tests

The course focuses on the IELTS test (International English Language Testing System), taking you through each stage: reading, writing, speaking, and listening. IELTS is the world’s most popular English language test for higher education and global migration. IELTS is accepted by over 10,000 organisations worldwide including universities, employers, immigration authorities and professional bodies. Over 3 million IELTS tests were taken globally last year.

Health in Humanitarian Crises

Humanitarian crises due to armed conflict, natural disasters, disease outbreaks and other hazards are a major and growing contributor to ill-health and vulnerability worldwide, and their continuing effects on health and health systems can undermine decades of social development. This resource answers the following questions:

What are the key health needs in humanitarian crises?
How can we develop responses to health needs in humanitarian settings with maximum impact?
How will we respond to health needs in the future?

Volunteering with Refugees

This course is designed to give volunteers an understanding of the backgrounds, current situations and needs of refugees from a wide range of contexts. The course provides strategies and techniques for supporting the diverse needs of refugees and has a specific focus on language support, which may be provided in formal or informal settings (e.g. classrooms or informal support groups). The course has been developed by a group of experts from Crisis Classroom and Cambridge English.

Introduction to Enhancing Learning and Teaching in Higher Education

This course provides an introduction to approaches and methods used to evaluate and enhance your teaching, and your students’ learning. The key question we answer is “How do you know you are doing a good job?”. In this course we will help you to improve your practice and the student learning experience to make learning and teaching in higher education more effective.