Learning language and gaining employment: problems for refugee migrants in Australia

Purpose: Muslim refugee migrants are a growing ethno-religious disadvantaged minority group in several Western societies, and host-country language proficiency and employment are essential factors in reducing this disadvantage. This paper thus explores the efficacy of English training programs in facilitating the settlement and employment of a group of male Muslim refugees in Australia. Design/methodology/approach: This study is qualitative in nature, with data collected using semi-structured, in-depth interviews with the eight participants in the study. Analysis was conducted using Bourdieu's ... Show more

Authors: Hsieh, Yi-Jung Teresa

Published: Bradford, England, Emerald Group Publishing, 2021

Resource type: Article

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