The MELLIE Project: Intercultural Collaborative Storytelling

Julie Daniel


This paper accounts for the MELLIE Project (Migrant English Language, Literacy and Intercultural Education), a collaborative storytelling project involving asylum seekers and refugees living in Direct Provision (DP) and volunteer students and staff from Dublin City University. The project was designed to enhance the DP residents’ English language as well as to overcome their social isolation and lack of contact with the local community, and to also develop greater intercultural awareness and understanding on both sides. The first paper, written by Julie Daniel (PhD candidate) explores the rationale and objectives of the project.


Narratives; Storytelling; Language learning; Intercultural communication; Mellie Project; Asylum seekers; Political refugees; Direct Provision

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ISSN 2009-8278 (Online)
ISSN 2009-826X (Print)
OCLC Number: 965391142

Publisher: SAHkartell (Editorial Team & DBS Library)


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