LBB – Train-the-trainer course in Sofia

DruckThe LBB team initiated the piloting phase with a train-the-trainer workshop that aimed to introduce the concept of the LBB method and draft working materials to those trainers that endeavoured to pilot the LBB tools. The workshop that took place in October 2013 was attended by linguists (AT, FR, UK) and professionals directly involved in the routine work in prisons (BG, DE, NL). Continue reading

LBB – Transnational Meeting in Göttingen

DruckHow to improve the situation in prisons for guards and prisoners? How to reduce the stress levels? To answer these and further questions are the aims of the project LBB – Languages Behind Bars. One strategy is to reduce obstacles like communication and language problems by creating a tailor made language training for guards and prisoners. Continue reading

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Languages Behind Bars –
1st transnational meeting and kick-off

At the end of October the first transnational meeting and the kick-off of the project “Languages Behind Bars” took place. Under the coordination of die Berater the partners met in Vienna to clarify the work-packages and the next steps for the project. Besides of the Austrian coordinator and BUPNET, partners from England, France, Bulgaria and the Netherlands take part. They have all background in working with inmates, inmates’ relatives or in umbrella-organisations.

Paul Talbot is the coordinator of LBB and has worked as a language trainer in correctional facilities. The rationale of this project is based on the high numbers of foreign national prisoners in European prisons. Continue reading