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Posts tagged with ‘second language learning’

  • Schools offer non-Finnish-speakers adequate help, counsellor says

    For a child who has just relocated to Finland, adapting to the country’s school system is a challenge that teachers are now trying to alleviate. But in high school applications, aspiring students with low Finnish competence often run into severe obstacles. The National Board of Education says that Finland’s language teaching resources are well placed, while a professor from Jyväskylä […]
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  • Teacher Training and Professional Capacity – Stakeholder meeting report

    On Thursday, 5th June 2014, Migration Policy Group hosted a SIRIUS stakeholder meeting on the topic of teacher training and professional capacity. This meeting followed on from a 1 ½ day meeting of migrant teachers where they discussed both important skill sets and policy recommendations on how to better equip teachers for diverse classrooms. The stakeholder meeting brought together these […]
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  • Supporting second language learning – most German teachers do not feel prepared

    Knowledge about learning German as a second language is an increasingly important skill for aspiring teachers. Yet, as a study by the German Mercator Stiftung recently found out, only about half of them encounter these topics during their teacher training at university. Due to the federal structure of Germany, there are no comprehensive policies on how to include language learning […]
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  • Poland: Insufficient knowledge of Polish hinders migrant pupils from succeeding in school

    According to the conclusions of the report of the Polish Ombudsman, pupils from a migrant background are struggling in overcoming the language barrier. The resulting problems in school were confirmed by teachers in Poland. They argue that children with insufficient knowledge of Polish should be given the chance to become fluent in Polish before moving on to other classes with […]
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