VoCHabular is a project and an association. Our main goal is to develop an autodidactic language guide that will be available as an app and in print. Our primary target group is people who arrived as refugees in Switzerland, especially if they don’t have access to language courses. Unlike other language books, voCHabular doesn’t only teach standard German but also introduces readers to learning and understanding Swiss German. VoCHabular stands out from other textbooks because it provides explanations, tips for daily life in Switzerland and vocabulary lists in many different languages.
Example from the Language Guide
Currently, voCHabular is available in English, Arabic and Persian. We are also planning versions in Amharisch, French, Tigrinya, Tamil and other languages. Our goal is facilitating integration through language, as well as supporting communication and exchange between Swiss citizens, people who arrived in Switzerland as refugees and anyone else residing in Switzerland.
The project is carried out by more about 50 volunteers. The team includes a diverse group of young people, some from Switzerland, some from abroad. This diversity makes our project special. Everyone contributes to the project with their personal knowledge and experience.
We always need new people to support us in our project! If you are motivated to work in an intercultural and dynamic team just write us an E-Mail or call us. We would be very happy to hear from you! At the moment, we especially look for people with skills in InDesign and/or someone for the coordination of the distribution of our book.
Or do you want to support us with a donation? Our piggy bank can always use some attention :)
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Bank Address: Alternative Bank Schweiz AG, Amthausquai 21, 4601 Olten