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Mammaforum

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Mammaforum

  1. 1. MAMMAFORUM A TEACHING AND LEARNING PROJECT ALMA RAUER (ALMA.RAUER@SVENSKA.GU.SE)
  2. 2. The Mammaforum project • A collaborative project between Mammaforum (an NGO), student- teachers and the teaching staff at the Department of Swedish as a Second Language at the University of Gothenburg since 2014. Aims: • to enhance the Swedish language skills of newly arrived mothers not entitled to go to Swedish for migrants (SFI) • to provide an arena for student-teachers at the University of Gothenburg to practice their skills as prospective language teachers • Inspiration: law and medicine clinics DEPARTMENT OF SWEDISH
  3. 3. Students as a resource to society, and society as a resource to students DEPARTMENT OF SWEDISH Teacher- students University of Gothenburg Newly arrived mothers Mammaforum - an NGO
  4. 4. The Mothers • come from all over the world having many different L1´s • have strong desires to learn Swedish, but have very few opportunities • with limited network of contacts, • diverse experiences and plans for the future DEPARTMENT OF SWEDISH
  5. 5. Students as a resource to society, and society as a resource to students • SFI – basic Swedish language education for adults • Requires a residence permit • Requires high level of classroom attendance DEPARTMENT OF SWEDISH
  6. 6. • classes take place twice a week, Tuesday and Thursday between 10.30 -12.00 • voluntary attendance • the students plan, carry out and evaluate their lessons in pair • the students are supervised by the teaching staff at the Department of Swedish as a Second Language DEPARTMENT OF SWEDISH
  7. 7. Benefits to the student-teachers • Learning from each other – Co-teaching improves collaborative skills • New challenge – to teach adults • The practice of being in charge – different from workplace training • Develop the project in dialogue with participants, the NGO and the University • Co-creators of their own education DEPARTMENT OF SWEDISH
  8. 8. Mammaforum – the teaching model Mother and teacher Projects Tasks
  9. 9. Current status of the project • The training at Mammaforum continues • More NGOs are interested in giving support to develop similar training programs • Today 6 student-teachers are participating in the project, and 3 students who previously were part of the project have graduated to become teachers in Swedish as a second language in SFI • University Course: Teaching Swedish as a second language outside the educational system – an internship (15 credits ) DEPARTMENT OF SWEDISH
  10. 10. DEPARTMENT OF SWEDISH Alma Rauer (alma.rauer@svenska.gu.se) Tack! Vill du veta mer? https://gupea.ub.gu.se/ handle/2077/56427

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