Refugee/Asylum Seekers Project

A small committee was set up in 1999 to investigate the possibility of using information technology to teach
English to refugees/asylum seekers currently attending schools in Dublin inner city , and particularly those
involved with the D.I.S.C. Project. In 1999 a number of software packages designed for teaching English
as a foreign language were identified. One primary and one post-primary school - St. Paul`s CBS, Brunswick
Street and St. Gabriels N.S. Cowper Street were designated as the two schools in this project that woild be
responsible for identifying appropriate software packages for teaching English as a foreign language. They
each provided lesson plans of the software used. A number of pieces of software were looked at but the
software that proved most beneficial was Multimedia Flashcards Learn English for primary level and for
post primary level the software was titled Talk Now! Learn English. The teachers also produced general
advice tips for integrating non-english students.

Lesson 1. How to tell the time from a clock face.

Lesson 2. Teaching numbers to those with little or no English.

Integrating Non-English Speaking Students (Post-Primary)

Integrating Non-English Speaking Students (Primary)

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