English teacher Vassiliki Kosta who belongs to the active ASB’s Non-Formal Education team teaches English classes for adolescents. With the support of IOM Greece
Vassiliki Kosta tells us what it means for her to teach adolescents and what she wants to provide as a foreign language teacher in the given context;
“Teaching in a multicultural context is very challenging and very creative at the same time.
We can create more creative units based on an experimental way of learning by giving importance to the communication skills. I rather want the pupils to learn how to be efficient in a given socio-cultural context.
“The children’s participation is very satisfactory. Interactive I would say. They are eager to come to the class and willing to learn”.
“ASB helps me with the space they allocate for the lessons. With the didactic material, audio-visual support like tablets, laptops, etc…”
Mrs Eleni Panayiotou, Head of Communication & PR of ASB Greece, asked the adolescents what education can do for them:
“It is important to go to school to learn, to get a degree. I want to become a doctor”.“ASB helps with everything. Our shelter, our stay here, I go to school only here (not to the public school), I learn English only”.
One of them adds that:
“School is important to integrate and therefore learn languages is important”.“ASB helps with exercise books, books, pencils and pens. ASB could help us to send us to the public school”.
Mohamed stresses that “school is very important and by learning English, I will be able to communicate and to answer in English. Here I learn only English, I do not go to the public school.“ASB helps to provide pens and exercise books, and to learn the language”.
But Aisha has a dream:
“We get education to be able to fulfill our dreams. You cannot reach your dreams without education. I want to become a vet”.“ASB helps with the lessons, through the teaching. I do 4 lessons of English per week”.