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Strasbourg, 26-27 June 2008 THE LINGUISTIC INTEGRATION OF ADULT MIGRANTS INTERGOVERNMENTAL SEMINAR. Ministero della Solidarietà Sociale Direzione generale sull’immigrazione.

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Strasbourg, 26-27 June 2008

THE LINGUISTIC INTEGRATION OF ADULT MIGRANTS

INTERGOVERNMENTAL SEMINAR

Ministero della Solidarietà Sociale

Direzione generale sull’immigrazione

“The new pilot project in Lombardy for adult migrant newcomers: “Certify your Italian. A language for knowing and making yourself known”

Certifica il tuo Italiano. La lingua per conoscere e farsi conoscere”

Direzione Generale Famiglia e Solidarietà Sociale

Regione Lombardia - ITALY


Linguistic learning and migrants’ integration

  • Basing on these assumptions, the Lombardy Region, through decree n° VIII/001519 of December 22, 2005, adhered to a programme enacted by the Ministry of Labour and Social Policies meant to promote Italian language learning actions through the experimentation project called…


…“CERTIFY YOUR ITALIAN. A language for knowing and making yourself known”

  • Free Italian courses for foreigners

  • Aimed at preparing them to get the “Italian Certification as a second Language” (Certificazione Italiano L2)

“Certifica il tuo italiano. La lingua per conoscere e farsi conoscere”


The project

  • The project is a set of integrated actions among different institutions, which deal with immigration and foreign citizens’social and cultural integration.

  • To carry out this project, and in order to regulate implementing the foreseen activities by specifying their purposes, the Lombardy Region (Family and Social Solidarity Department) signed a preliminary protocol with:

    • Osservatorio Regionale della Lombardia per l’integrazione e la multiethincità

    • Fondazione Ismu

    • Ufficio Scolastico per la Lombardia


Main objectives

  • 1) Improvement of Italian language skills for lately immigrated young and adults (in view of their full social and professional integration);

  • 2) Spreading of the Italian Certification practice, according to the reference standards provided by the Common European Language Framework (in view of an improvement and enhancement of acquired skills);

  • 3) increasing the number of issued certifications on a regional scale, and strengthening partnership and mutual cooperation among the institutions dealing with immigration.


The project’s main actions

  • Project promotion among migrants

  • Teachers’ training courses (general and specific training on certification procedures)

  • Implementation of free courses of Italian language for adult beginners with flexible and modular

  • Implementation of the international certification (treshold levels)

  • quantitative and qualitative monitoring

    20 interviews (students, 4 focus groups (teachers), 169 questionaries (teachers), 664 questionnaires (students)


Progetto “Certifica il tuo Italiano”

La lingua per conoscere e farsi conoscere

Ministero della Solidarietà Sociale

Direzione generale sull’immigrazione

INTEGRATED ACTIONS

350 school teachers and volonteers

117 teachers of the project courses

Regional network

  • Albanian

  • Arab

  • Brasilian

  • Chinese

  • French

  • Hindi

  • English

  • Romanian

  • Russian

  • Spanish

  • Tagalog

  • 125 schools, associations

  • 270 courses

  • 3.100 new migrant

  • adults involved

  • 1800 CILS, IT, PLIDA

  • certificates issued

  • Interviews

  • focus groups

  • questinoaries for teachers

  • and students

  • Database migrant students and teachers

Dati del monitoraggio quantitativo ISMU 2007


The project network: different organizations

  • network includes 122 members (local authorities, schools, territorial training centres, and other associations)

  • The high number of different organizations that have adhered to network agreements is an evidence of the

    • high visibility of this project

    • Fulfilment of the objective to enlarging the territorial cooperation network among local authorities, school and private social organizations


Collected data

  • Preliminary analyses on collected data underline that the project reached 3.100 new migrants:

    • Women 69%

    • Men 31%

      Women employed in the elderly’ assistance, young unemployed, emarginated adult migrants

      involved:

    • a network of 120 schools and institutions

    • 350 teachers in special training


Progetto “Certifica il tuo Italiano”

La lingua per conoscere e farsi conoscere

Positive action for adult new migrants

Ministero della Solidarietà Sociale

Direzione generale sull’immigrazione

3 choices

Dati del monitoraggio quantitativo ISMU 2007


Positive feedback from students’ questionaries

“I have appreciated a lot Italian conversation at school, because outside I do not speak Italian. I do not have Italian friends”

Their best motivations on attending these courses are the following:

1° For my job

2° To feel myself more confident

3° To go on my studies

4° To live better in Italy


Conclusion: some students’ final comment

“Just yesterday night, I dreamt in Italian. This morning I told my husband: «Do you know that I have dreamt in Italian for the first time in my life? »

“Writing a letter in Italian to express my gratefulness to those who helped me gave me a great satisfaction”

Regione Lombardia - Direzione Generale Famiglia e Solidarietà Sociale

For more info write at clara_demarchi@regione.lombardia.it


For information about projcet “Certifica il tuo italiano “

For more info on this project write at :

clara_demarchi@regione.lombardia.it

e.rinaldi@ismu.org

nella.papa@alice.it

Regione Lombardia

Direzione Generale Famiglia e Solidarietà Sociale

www.famiglia.regione.lombardia.it

Ministero del Lavoro, della Salute e delle Politiche Sociali Direzione Generale dell’Immigrazione

www.solidarietasociale.gov.it


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