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Lookup NU author(s): Professor Tony Young,
Dr Alina SchartnerORCiD,
Dr Sara GanassinORCiD,
Dr Stefanie Schneider,
Professor Steve Walsh
This is the authors' accepted manuscript of a conference proceedings (inc. abstract) that has been published in its final definitive form by ICLASP, 2022.
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Intercultural Challenges for the Reintegration of Displaced Professionals. This paper presentation critically reflects on the challenges faced by refugee aspirant professionals in securing employment and the ways in which professional intercultural communicative competence development and attendant language learning practices can help facilitate the professional (re)integration of these people. It reports on a large-scale project conducted in Austria, the Netherlands and the UK funded by the European Commission (Young, Ganassin, Schneider, Schartner and Walsh, 2022). Thematic analyses of qualitative data informed the main project output - a toolkit of intercultural language learner resources catering for the needs of displaced people seeking reemployment across Europe and beyond (CSLW, 2019). Findings emphasised the importance of intercultural communicative competence but also of psychological resilience and a sense of self; intrinsic motivation; and of building and maintaining social networks in the process of professional reintegration. This research prompted considerations of co-production in intercultural spaces and researchers’ positionality; power relations between researcher and researched; and ethical choices in multilingual contexts, which we’ll share. We’ll also discuss ways in which prevalent lingua pedagogical models of intercultural communicative competence need to be adapted to the needs of less-privileged and -resourced groups, particularly in their approaches to supporting resilience. The presentation will be of particular interest to students and researchers in intercultural communication, refugee studies, and language education. References Young TJ, Ganassin S, Schneider S, Schartner A & Walsh S. (2022). Intercultural Challenges for the Reintegration of Displaced Professionals: A Response to the Language Learning Needs of Refugees in Europe. Routledge: New York, NY. CSLW (2019). Critical skills for life and work: Developing the professional intercultural communicative competence of highly skilled refugees. cslw.eu. Authors Tony Johnstone Young (Co-Presenting), Alina Schartner (Co-Presenting), Sara Ganassin, Steffi Schneider and Steve Walsh. Contact information Tony Johnstone Young, School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences, Newcastle University, UK – email@example.com. Corresponding. Alina Schartner, School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences, Newcastle University, UK – firstname.lastname@example.org. Sara Ganassin, School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences, Newcastle University UK. Sara.email@example.com. Steffi Schneider, School of Languages & Applied Linguistics, Open University, UK. firstname.lastname@example.org Steve Walsh, School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences, Newcastle University, UK. Steve.email@example.com .
Author(s): Young TJ, Schartner A, Ganasssin S, Schneider S, Walsh W
Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)
Publication status: Published
Conference Name: 17th International Conference on Language and Social Psychology (ICLASP17)
Year of Conference: 2022
Online publication date: 25/06/2022
Acceptance date: 21/06/2022
Date deposited: 15/07/2022
ePrints DOI: 10.57711/v4r2-zq55