Specific action aimed at strengthening immigrant students’ learning of the Greek language has been taken by the Education Ministry in a bid to help them follow the syllabus at public schools more effectively.
This is what Minister of Education Prodromos Prodromou said on Thursday, before adding that the measures include a detailed data collection of the students’ level of language at the beginning and end of the academic year; allowing personal learning goals to be set.
Moreover, individual progress reports and assessments needed for learning Greek will be issued, along with annual evaluations of progress for each student.
Along with attending of mandatory Greek lessons and even additional intensive summer lessons until the required language level is reached.
Relevant forms are also to be given out to parents in their mother language to allow for better communication.
Prodromou also announced the DRASE program which offers 2,910 hours available for the 3,863 children of Primary Education who will join.
In the academic year of 2021-22, a total of 8,144 children who attended primary schools do not have Greek as their mother language.
In addition, 11.5% of students in secondary education do not have Greek as their mother language.
by Daphne Stavrides