The Recolang project has been organised as a remote team operation since March 2020. From March to July, the team prepared a first version of the two survey components (see the minutes of the meetings held last March). The survey was then disseminated in a "pre-test" format. Around thirty returns were received (on both parts) from contributors from Austria, Croatia, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Portugal and Switzerland.
The survey in its "pre-test" version was available for the "institutions" section in English, French and Hungarian, and for the "users" section in Arabic, English, French, Hungarian and Farsi.
The meeting on 6 and 7 October enabled the Recolang project team to prepare the final versions of the survey collectively, on the basis of the feedback received at the end of the test phase. The launch of the survey is scheduled for December 2020. The finalised survey will be available in different languages in the "institution" section (German, English, French, Hungarian, Portuguese) and in the "family" section (German, English, Arabic, French, Parsi, Portuguese, Turkish).
Together, the team is working on the preparation of the first elements for the presentation of assessment systems for family language skills known to the team (Hamburg, Le Mans, in particular). These presentation elements will be posted on the website.
The results of the survey and the elements of known systems will be discussed at the network meeting scheduled for June 2021 in Graz - if the health situation allows: what are the needs of users / which practices and systems have been collected / what are the recommendations for educational policies? This important stage will prepare the collaborative workshop with the various representatives of the member countries taking part in the project (November 21), whose discussions will focus on recommendations for criteria to be taken into account when setting up this type of evaluation adapted to the groups concerned.
Authors: Isabelle Audras, Carole-Anne Deschoux, Françoise Leclaire, Ildikó Lőrincz, Filomena Martins, Ana-Sofia Unkart
- RECOLANG website “Resources for assessing the home language competences of migrant pupils” of the ECML (English - French): www.ecml.at/recolang
- ECML programme of activities 2020-2023 "Inspiring innovation in language education: changing contexts, evolving competences": English - French