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Posts tagged with ‘language learning’

  • Language Support for Youth with a Migrant Background: Policies that Effectively Promote Inclusion

    This policy brief published by MPI Europe and the SIRIUS Policy Network on the education of children and youngsters with a migrant background provides key points and good practice examples on what comprehensive language support might look like in order for youth of migrant background to learn and master the language of instruction.
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  • Luxembourg: Portuguese children punished for speaking Portuguese

    Kindergartens and public workshops (ateliês de tempos livres – ATL) in Luxembourg are to punish children who speak Portuguese, a decision which also extends to immigrant workers in the country. “We were told we could not speak Portuguese with the kids and they also could not speak Portuguese amongst themselves, “says a Portuguese employee of a public institution in Esch-sur-Alzette. The management of […]
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  • Italy: Minister for Education Giannini: “Teachers specifically to teach Italian to the children of immigrants”

    “Non possiamo trascurare che la lingua deve essere uno strumento di integrazione, per questo istituiremo una nuova classe di concorso per formare docenti che insegnino l’italiano come seconda lingua ai bambini figli di immigrati”, dice il ministro Stefania Giannini agli Stati generali della lingua italiana nel mondo organizzati dalla Farnesina a Palazzo Vecchio. Il ministro annuncia dunque un’altra novità della […]
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  • Austria: 10.5 per cent of pupils without Austrian passport

    In the previous school year 120,110 children at school in Austria were not in possession of Austrian citizenship. This represents 10.5 per cent of all students (1,142,726). More than 226,500 pupils or 20 percent had a different mother tongue to German in the school year 2012/13. Most pupils without Austrian citizenship are in possession of a Turkish passport (16,431), followed […]
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