“Institutional Structures and Refugees’ Experiences with Turkish Language Education in Turkey”, Maissam Nimer (IPC, Turkey)

2018/19 Mercator-IPC Fellow Maissam Nimer’s report “Institutional Structures and Refugees’ Experiences with Turkish Language Education in Turkey” was published.

This report aims to analyze the situation of language education for refugees in Turkey. First, it outlines the overall structures at the institutional level and links between these structures. Second, it presents the challenges to and opportunities for language education in Turkey as observed through fieldwork, regrouped under three themes:

1) access to language courses 
2) different language needs
3) teachers’ competencies

Following an overview of the findings, its goal is to offer policy recommendations for more comprehensive language education in Turkey involving the organization and coordination of refugees’ language learning process.