Ministerstvo školstva, vedy, výskumu a športu Slovenskej Republiky


Supporting Multilingual Classrooms



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TITLE OF THE PROJECT

Supporting Multilingual Classrooms

GRANT SCHEME
Initiative carried out within the framework of the Innovative Methodologies and Assessment in Language Learning cooperation agreement between the European Centre for Modern Languages and the European Commission.
www.ecml.at/ec-cooperation

PROJECT PARTNERS
European Centre for Modern Language of the Council of Europe (ECML)
National Institute for Education

AIM
To promote the access to quality education for children of foreigners and bridge the attainment gap between these learners and non-migrant pupils.

OBJECTIVES
To improve the quality of language teaching and support the development of plurilingual competences for all learners in multilingual classes by building on the linguistic and cultural diversity of their learners.
To promote a positive attitude to linguistic and cultural diversity by developing an understanding of the principles and values underlying pluralistic and intercultural approaches, and by also developing their own ability to use such approaches in their classrooms.
To develop professional competences of participants in the field of plurilingual and intercultural education in order to promote democratic and inclusive school environment for all.
To support dissemination and implementation of ECML resources in language learning.

ANNOTATION
Support of multilingual classroom is a joint initiative of the European Centre for Modern Languages of the Council of Europe and European Commission in order to provide its member states support in ensuring access to quality education for children of foreigners. Language competences are seen as key cross-cutting competences in education, employability and social cohesion. The integration of children of foreigners reflects the need to support primary schools in their effort to successfully manage the process of inclusion of this target group into the educational process on all levels. Primary schools play a key role in the integration process not only in the context of school environment but also in the context of integration into the local community and to the society.
Between January and December 2020, the initiative Supporting Multilingual Classrooms will be organized in cooperation between ECML and the relevant institution in eight countries: Armenia, Denmark, Greece, Latvia, Malta, Portugal, Romania, and Slovakia. The activity in the Slovak Republic will be carried out as a workshop focusing on the education of children of foreigners and their inclusion in the educational system. The activity is aimed at primary schools from all regions in the Slovak Republic established within the network of schools and school facilities of the Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sport of the Slovak Republic (primary schools with Slovak language as the language of instruction, primary schools with national minority language as the language of instruction, primary schools with teaching national minority language) and language teachers (teachers of Slovak language and literature, teachers of national minority language, foreign language teachers) or  professionals dealing with teacher education.

Project co-ordinator:
PhDr. Denisa Ďuranová, ECML national contact point
denisa.duranova@statpedu.sk

Experts of the European Centre for Modern Language of the Council of Europe:
Prof. Terry Lamb, PhD., professor, University of Westminster, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Dr. Mercedes Bernaus, Emeritus professor, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain

 

                   

     Supporting Multilingual Classrooms

Initiative carried out within the framework of the Innovative Methodologies and Assessment in Language Learning cooperation agreement between the European Centre for Modern Languages and the European Commission.