Local organisers: Karine Dekeukelaere, Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles
ECML experts: Catherine Carré-Karlinger, Austria; Françoise Hänggi, Switzerland
Participants: 27 (foreign language teachers/teachers of other subjects/teacher educators, teachers of the language of schooling, school administrators / leaders / school advisers)
“Our regions are welcoming more and more migrant populations. This situation is a source of enrichment, but it is also a destabilising factor for the society, including in schools. The young people attending these schools need special, high-quality schooling to give them the best possible opportunities and to support them in their efforts to integrate socially and academically. These are the challenges that schools and teachers must overcome by being well equipped.
The workshops offered by the ECML are led by high-quality experts keen to share their knowledge and know-how in this field. The workshops are constructed in such a way as to guarantee a progression in thinking, enabling all participants to transfer the ideas presented to their own school reality. This activity is facilitated by the targeted participation of several members of the same school. This is an asset and contributes to the implementation of a more harmonised and shared policy of welcome and support in the school.
The large number of concrete examples and the group discussions add practical value to the work carried out. By allowing participants to take the time to reflect in a comfortable setting, teaching tools can be developed. We can't afford to miss out on this offer.”
Karine Dekeukelaere, local coordinator, 9 October 2023
ECML project website: Supporting multilingual classrooms – EU-ECML cooperation agreement 2023 "Innovative methodologies and assessment in language learning"