Working regularly with handcraft. Listen and learn from each other and practice language skills.
“It is always nice to be able to do good things with their hands, to make a bird bath is both creative and a beautiful thing that can be a delight to the eye.”
Description of the activity
Preparations, and completion of casting concrete to create a bird bath. For the group to feel engaged in the activity, which consists of three immigrants and three Swedes and one teacher, everyone can participate, and migrants get to learn the different chores they should do. Everything that is to be included in the activity is discussed in Swedish and migrants can practice the language in speech and read the instructions that apply to this activity.
This activity requires participants to collaborate and listen to each other, come up with opinions and experiences when it comes to molding concrete. The participants feel supported in the task and that means that they have better self-esteem and are willing to speak Swedish, even if the pronunciation is not correct. This activity is done twice a week and the difficulties that may arise are sometimes misconceptions regarding the language.