The online workshop, which took place on 2-3 December 2021, focused on the rationale, objectives and methods for the assessment of the home language competences of plurilingual students with the overall aim of enhancing professional support for young migrants’ learning and for their educational pathways.
In collaboration with the project team, the workshop participants identified needs related to assessment practices and materials, drawing on initial results of the RECOLANG survey (open until December 2022) and testimonials from students and educational actors. The participants reviewed a range of different approaches and tools for assessing home language competences and discussed both their scope and their limitations, as well as the underlying values. In conclusion the team presented initial recommendations to support the professional development of the different educational actors involved.
36 countries nominated participants for this workshop. In addition to participants from ECML member states and partners from Canada, participants from Georgia, Italy, Portugal, the Russian Federation, Spain, Turkey, and Ukraine took part, thanks to the generous funding of this project through the Council of Europe’s ordinary budget.