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A roadmap for schools to support the language(s) of schooling

The ROADMAP enables schools to set up a tailor-made whole-school strategy to support the development of students’ competences in the language(s) of schooling. The web-based tools help schools to develop the linguistic and critical thinking skills ALL students need in ALL subjects for learning and school success.
Available in English, French, German, Finnish and Swedish.
To the ROADMAP self-assessment tool
  • What can schools do to help all students succeed? 
  • How can a school identify and address language needs? 
  • What is the benefit of a whole-school approach that facilitates access to the language(s) of schooling?
The ROADMAP offers three elements to assist schools in setting up their self-constructed strategy plan:

A self-assessment tool - enabling different stakeholders (headteachers, teachers, non-teaching staff, students and parents) to gauge where their school stands in relation to a number of evaluative statements. The tool can generate an automated report so that the results can be easily broadcast and discussions initiated.

A promising practices database containing promising practices from different countries that can inspire the school to work specifically on one of the areas they decide to improve.

A coordinator`s package which contains a set of different documents to support the schools when implementing the Roadmap (i.e. a step-by-step guide, a model letter to the parents, the PowerPoint for the presentation to stakeholders, etc).
To the ROADMAP self-assessment tool

This resource contains

Web-based survey tool for self-assessment
Examples of promising practice 
Information pack for coordinators involved in the school’s development process

Adaptation and implementation of the Roadmap in Ireland


Rebecca Dahm, coordinator of the ROADMAP

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Taking actions - headteachers talk about the ROADMAP

Fabrice SCIAU, principal du collège Lakanal à Foix (Midi-Pyrénées, France).

Video in French - when video is playing please click here for English subtitles:

Antti Ikonen, head of the Finnish Association of Principals

Clemens Pachlatko, headteacher of a secondary school in Zurich, Switzerland

Project team

Rebecca Dahm

Katri Kuukka

Selin Öndül

Nermina Wikström


These are the results from a project of the European Centre for Modern Languages within its "Languages at the heart of learning" programme 2016-2019.
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