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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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

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

LUCIDE Toolkit on multilingualism in education

Increased mobility and changing patterns of migration are having a major impact on education systems throughout the world. The need to equip all levels of the school workforce for working effectively with children who are new to the host countrys language has been apparent for some time. It is not only children who are new to the host country who need support bilingual learners do too. Growing up and living in a family where two or more languages are spoken changes linguistic ability and the way one learns. Bilingual learners thus have specific needs ? and in particular require special resources for learning. These resources build the foundation of their development and learning.

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: Albania; Austria; Belgium; Bulgaria; Croatia; Cyprus; Czech Republic; Denmark; Estonia; Finland; France; Germany; Greece; Hungary; Iceland; Ireland; Italy; Latvia; Lithuania; Luxembourg; Malta; Netherlands; North Macedonia; Norway; Poland; Portugal; Romania; Serbia; Slovakia; Slovenia; Spain; Sweden; Turkey; United Kingdom

SHARMED: Shared Memories and Dialogue

SHARMED was an action-research project running from 2016–2018 that brought about an innovative learning experience to more than 1,000 children aged 9–11 in three countries. Photographs and other visual materials were used to spark dialogue around personal, family, and community memories and to teach children about cultural diversity in a respectful way.

Area: 3. Support to learners

Subareas: 3.1. Well-being of learners; 3.8. Targeted support - Language; 3.9. Refugees, Migrants and Roma

Language: EN

Country: Germany; Italy; United Kingdom

Stop-Dropout!

The overall objective of the project is to reduce the drop out rates of learners in vocational education and training, by providing materials and tools for counsellors and trainers to develop their own skills in working with groups, to detect potential dropouts and the special characteristics of learners’ groups, provide support adjusted to individual needs, and thereby improve the quality of their vocational education systems.

Areas: 1. School governance; 3. Support to learners; 5. Stakeholders involvement

Subareas: 1.2. School planning and monitoring; 3.7. Monitoring learners at risk; 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; 5.1. Multidisciplinary teams; 5.2. Stakeholders' networks; 5.3. Partnerships - employers and businesses; 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: Austria; Czech Republic; Germany; Slovenia

The Association of European primary schools in Cologne, Germany

In Cologne, as in all major German cities, there is a large proportion of children who learn German as their second language and the education system has gradually had to adapt to this situation. The City Council used the opportunity to create the Association of European Primary Schools in order to offer the possibility to children to develop two languages in addition to their mother tongue. The 13 member schools uses the most common heritage languages as languages of instruction in addition to German, and provide additional language teaching as a separate subject.

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

Welten Bummler / Passe Partout

The PAMINA Eurodistrict has launched a new project aimed at furthering bilingualism and identification with the cross-border region in schools.

As part of a digital educational game, students in primary schools have the opportunity to discover the Upper Rhine region in a fun way from the age of 9 years. "The Passe-Partout" was available online from October 2017 for the territory of the PAMINA Eurodistrict. The game is to be extended to the entire territory of the Upper Rhine.

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

Subareas: 3.6. Extended and extra-curricular learning; 3.8. Targeted support - Language; 5.1. Multidisciplinary teams; 5.4. Partnerships: Community organisations and civic society

Language: DE; EN; FR

Country: France; Germany; Switzerland

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