3. Support to learners

3.8. Targeted support - Language

Multilingual classrooms are a growing reality in EU countries: more and more schoolchildren have a mother tongue different from the main language of instruction in school and need additional linguistic support. Teaching needs to adapt to various ways of strengthening language proficiency of immigrant learners with different linguistic backgrounds. In multilingual schools and classrooms, students may speak one language at home and another at school; some or all of the students are learning the language of instruction.

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Berättarministeriet – The Storytelling Ministry

Berättarministeriet (The Storytelling Ministry) is a foundation that supports teachers and pupils in socio-economically challenged areas to develop language through storytelling. It is a private initiative that works in close collaboration with municipalities and schools and has been running for ten years.

Areas: 2. Teachers; 3. Support to learners

Subareas: 2.1. Teacher skills and competences; 2.2. Teachers and their relationships with pupils and parents; 2.3. Initial Teacher Education and Continuing Professional Development of teachers; 3.8. Targeted support - Language; 3.11. Targeted support - disadvantaged socio-economic background

Language: BG; CZ; DA; DE; EL; EN; ES; ET; FI; FR; GA; HR; HU; IS; IT; LT; LV; MK; MT; NL; NO; PL; PT; RO; SK; SL; SR; SV; TR

Country: Sweden

Bilingual Supportive Material for Migrant Children in Europe (AVIOR)

The Erasmus+ funded AVIOR project aimed to improve the basic numeracy and literacy skills of migrant children and reduce the achievement gap between native and non-native pupils, by using bilingual materials, improving teacher professional competence and enhancing migrant parental involvement. AVIOR ran from December 2016 until August 2019.

Areas: 3. Support to learners; 4. Parental involvement

Subareas: 3.2. Learners' participation in school life; 3.4. Curriculum and learning paths; 3.8. Targeted support - Language; 3.9. Refugees, Migrants and Roma; 4.1. Communication and information

Language: BG; CZ; DA; DE; EL; EN; ES; ET; FI; FR; GA; HR; HU; IS; IT; LT; LV; MK; MT; NL; NO; PL; PT; RO; SK; SL; SR; SV; TR

Country: Croatia; Estonia; Germany; Greece; Italy; Netherlands

Evaluation environment for fostering intercultural mentoring tools and practices at school (E-EVALINTO)

E-EVALINTO aims to promote peer mentorship to reduce early school leaving among migrant students and to acknowledge the value of interculturality, as well as develop an ICT framework for assessing, managing and developing activities for intercultural contexts. The Erasmus+ funded project focuses on decision-making processes and the identification of different patterns in the situations analysed.

Areas: 1. School governance; 3. Support to learners

Subareas: 1.1. School culture and climate; 1.4. Cooperation within education systems; 3.1. Well-being of learners; 3.2. Learners' participation in school life; 3.3. Career guidance and support; 3.4. Curriculum and learning paths; 3.5. Learning and assessment; 3.7. Monitoring learners at risk; 3.8. Targeted support - Language; 3.9. Refugees, Migrants and Roma; 3.11. Targeted support - disadvantaged socio-economic background

Language: BG; CZ; DA; DE; EL; EN; ES; ET; FI; FR; GA; HR; HU; IS; IT; LT; LV; MK; MT; NL; NO; PL; PT; RO; SK; SL; SR; SV; TR

Country: Cyprus; Ireland; Italy; Poland; Spain

Free Year for Newly Arrived Migrants

Instruction programme which prepares for basic education is intended for those pupils of immigrant background whose Finnish or Swedish language skills and/or other abilities are not sufficient to study in a pre-primary or basic education group. The objective is to support the pupils? balanced development and integration into Finnish society and to give them the necessary skills to enable them to attend basic education. Where appropriate, the programme includes opportunities to study other subjects, but with a focus on learning Finnish and Swedish language skills. This education takes into consideration the fact that pupils are different in terms of age, learning capabilities and background.

Area: 3. Support to learners

Subareas: 3.8. Targeted support - Language; 3.9. Refugees, Migrants and Roma

Language: BG; CZ; DA; DE; EL; EN; ES; ET; FI; FR; HR; HU; IT; LT; LV; MT; NL; PL; PT; RO; SK; SL; SV

Country: Finland

Fuoriclasse model to tackle early school leaving

Fuoriclasse (Italy) is an integrated intervention model against early school leaving aimed at students, teachers and families. It offers activities to support motivation to study and learn, to ensure the full implementation of the right to education, as enshrined in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.

Areas: 2. Teachers; 3. Support to learners; 4. Parental involvement

Subareas: 2.1. Teacher skills and competences; 2.4. Well-being of teachers; 3.1. Well-being of learners; 3.6. Extended and extra-curricular learning; 3.8. Targeted support - Language; 4.1. Communication and information

Language: BG; CZ; DA; DE; EL; EN; ES; ET; FI; FR; GA; HR; HU; IS; IT; LT; LV; MK; MT; NL; NO; PL; PT; RO; SK; SL; SR; SV; TR

Country: Italy

Inclusive Schools action plan – InScool

The InScool methodology is designed to flexibly guide schools through the start of a journey towards inclusion, improving personal and academic outcomes for all children and young people by focusing on their access to – and participation in – quality, relevant education.

Areas: 1. School governance; 3. Support to learners

Subareas: 1.1. School culture and climate; 3.8. Targeted support - Language; 3.9. Refugees, Migrants and Roma; 3.10. Targeted support - special educational needs and learning difficulties; 3.11. Targeted support - disadvantaged socio-economic background

Language: BG; CZ; DA; DE; EL; EN; ES; ET; FI; FR; GA; HR; HU; IS; IT; LT; LV; MK; MT; NL; NO; PL; PT; RO; SK; SL; SR; SV; TR

Country: Belgium; Greece; Poland; Spain; United Kingdom

IndY (Individualized Learning at the school centre Ybbs)

In the school year 2015/16 the Schulzentrum Ybbs (a school center consisting of three vocational upper secondary schools) introduced a concept called IndY, which involves that 20% of the teaching time is intended for individualized learning. IndY aims at improving students’ expertise, motivation, self-responsibility, self-management, collaborative skills, emotional intelligence and learning methods.

Areas: 1. School governance; 2. Teachers; 3. Support to learners; 4. Parental involvement; 5. Stakeholders involvement

Subareas: 1.1. School culture and climate; 1.2. School planning and monitoring; 1.3. School management; 2.1. Teacher skills and competences; 2.2. Teachers and their relationships with pupils and parents; 3.1. Well-being of learners; 3.2. Learners' participation in school life; 3.4. Curriculum and learning paths; 3.5. Learning and assessment; 3.6. Extended and extra-curricular learning; 3.8. Targeted support - Language; 3.9. Refugees, Migrants and Roma; 3.10. Targeted support - special educational needs and learning difficulties; 3.11. Targeted support - disadvantaged socio-economic background; 4.1. Communication and information; 5.2. Stakeholders' networks

Language: BG; CZ; DA; DE; EL; EN; ES; ET; FI; FR; HR; HU; IT; LT; LV; MT; NL; PL; PT

Country: Austria

Initiatives to improve literacy

Maltese learner support initiatives around improving literacy are set within an overall context of a National Literacy Strategy for All which sought to consolidate current national programmes which has involved over 8000 students per year. Schools are able to plan and run their own literacy support projects for their own pupils and students who may need this. These initiatives are funded through grants, mainly from the local authorities.

Areas: 3. Support to learners; 5. Stakeholders involvement

Subareas: 3.8. Targeted support - Language; 5.4. Partnerships: Community organisations and civic society

Language: BG; CZ; DA; DE; EL; EN; ES; ET; FI; FR; HR; HU; IT; LT; LV; MT; NL; PL; PT; RO; SK; SL; SV

Country: Malta

KOALA - language competences and cognitive skills in multilingual schools

KOALA (KOordnierte ALphabetisierung im Anfangsunterricht – coordinated literacy in elementary instruction) is an innovative concept of linking literacy and multilingual competences, which has been introduced in primary schools in several German Länder. In Nordrhein-Westfalen the methodology is gradually being expanded and adapted to the changing learner populations in the cities.

Area: 3. Support to learners

Subarea: 3.8. Targeted support - Language

Language: BG; CZ; DA; DE; EL; EN; ES; ET; FI; FR; HR; HU; IT; LT; LV; MT; NL; PL; PT; RO; SK; SL; SV

Country: Germany

Let's compare our languages: learning languages through comparison

All language learning is based on conscious or unconscious comparison between the languages we already know and the ones we learn. This aspect can be turned into a valuable resource in classrooms that are challenged with the cultural and linguistic integration of recently arrived learners from many different countries.

Area: 3. Support to learners

Subarea: 3.8. Targeted support - Language

Language: BG; CZ; DA; DE; EL; EN; ES; ET; FI; FR; HR; HU; IT; LT; LV; MT; NL; PL; PT; RO; SK; SL; SV

Country: France

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