Due to the war in Syria and Iraq, there are
now more than a million Sorani Kurdish speakers across Europe.Many do not know the roman script, so it is hard to learn English or French without the
help of resources based in their native language.We are looking at how to source and import language-learning materials to enable English and French
teachingthrough the native language of Sorani Kurdish.
We are working with English for Action to look
at the needs for language learning among refugees arriving and living in the UK and how to build capacity to provide for this.
We are also preparing to ensure that
every refugee who arrives in Carlisle gets appropriate support to learn English.