four little girls at a table
Lebanon STEPS project. Photo ©

Hayssam Moussaw

September 2019

This report explores the role that languages play in the lives of young refugees in Jordan, as well as the learning opportunities they encounter.  

It highlights the challenges of language learning in refugee-hosting communities. It concludes there is a need for improved quality of language learning and wider access to it. This is demonstrated by the perceived benefits it can bring to individuals and groups. 

The research is based on qualitative fieldwork conducted in Jordan with a wide range of refugee and host community groups. It is part of our work in Language for Resilience.


Chris Sowton