Language Mentor


The objective of the project was to contribute to the use of language mentors as a help in integration and retention of migrants in the labor market.


The project developed and tested a CD and web-based tool and a method for supporting Danish training with mentor. The primary target group is migrants, especially women, with Somali language backgrounds and limited Danish knowledge - including limited knowledge in written Danish.

The tool and method is based on simple, structured work with pre-prepared stories in Danish. The tool is useful for mentors with no special education in teaching language. The content is based on the personal and specific (workplace) experience of each individual migrant employee.


The project was carried out by CABI and VIFIN in cooperation with Jobcenter Aarhus and ISS.


The project was supported by the Ministry of Refugees, Immigrants and Integration. It was implemented in 2009-2010.