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									Mentoring opportunity with Edinburgh University Settlement Community
Learning Centre

Edinburgh University Settlement Community Learning Centre is delighted to
announce the availability of the Welcome Package for Migrant Workers.

Over the past two years we have been working in partnership with organisations in
Norway, Denmark, Poland and Lithuania to develop a unique online learning
experience for migrant workers thinking about moving to Scotland or who are already
living here.

The Welcome Package is a free online resource which combines information about
life in Scotland with language learning activities, sound bites, video clips and
translations. In response to learner research asking for more authentic listening
materials, the audio and video clips familiarise learners with the wide range of
accents in Scotland today.

This exciting and innovative project is now entering its final phase where we will be
training volunteer mentors to support migrant workers using the Welcome Package
resources. Could you be a mentor? If so you will need to be a good communicator
and willing to use your skills to build up a relationship online. Perhaps you have even
made the move to Scotland.

Working with professionals from The Health Service, Police, Members of Parliament,
Scottish Colleges and Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce and migrant workers
already living in Scotland, we have put together modules that will be of most benefit
to facilitate migrant workers’ adoption and integration into life in Scotland.

We have secured the backing of Mr Hugh O’Donnell MSP to host a celebratory event
at the Scottish Parliament on the 10th June 2010, and we are also delighted to
announce that Scotland has been chosen to host the final conference in Edinburgh
on the 23rd September 2010.

Our Free mentor training days will take place in Edinburgh on the 26th April and in
Inverness on the 6th May.

If you are interested in being a mentor, please email mentor@eus.org.uk or
telephone 0131 550 6807 and ask for either Joanna Patterson or Terry Ward for
further information.

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