The notion of “resilience” has been key in the lexicon of terminology for some time within the humanitarian community and its work in helping refugees and migrants and the communities that host them. In his talk Mike Solly will outline what gave rise to the still developing notion of how the acquisition of appropriate languages can contribute to building this resilience and give vulnerable people a voice in both a literal and metaphorical sense. He will outline some of the key contexts where the British Council in partnership with other organisations are working to give refugees and their host communities opportunities to learn the languages that can provide them with opportunities for personal and community development.

Speaker: Mike Solly (British Council)

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