ERASMUS+ 2019-1-SK01-KA201-060698 : SLOVENČINA PRE DETI CUDZINCOV (Slovak language for children of foreign nationals) – a helping tool for teachers and parents when integrating the children of foreign nationals into the socio-educational process in the Slovak Republic.
The private language school iCan is the coordination organization in the international project Erasmus+ SLOVAK LANGUAGE FOR CHILDREN OF FOREIGN NATIONALS - a helping tool for teachers and parents when integrating the children of foreign nationals into the socio-educational process in the Slovak Republic.
The partner organizations of the project are the National Institute for education in the Slovak Republic and the education centers for Slovak nationals outside Slovakia - eMeLeS in Ireland, Slovak Club Birmingham in the UK, Petit Slavik in France and several elementary schools in Bratislava. The project was released on September 1, 2019, and will continue up to February 28, 2020.
The project examines the support of the professional competence development of the managers and teachers in the schooling system by using formal and informal education tools. The goal is to strengthen their social, civil and intercultural competence in the sphere of education, to help the disadvantaged communities and therefore, reduce the differences in the education results, caused by the geographical and social-economic differences. The project also helps to develop or to improve the procedure of matching the needs of the disadvantaged groups, like the children of the foreign nationals in Slovakia, and the children of the Slovak nationals in foreign countries. The project also takes into consideration the social, ethics, language and culture diversity. The project supports the dialogue among the cultures, in compliance with their basic rights to education and social integration and helps the foreign nationals in Slovakia, and Slovak nationals in foreign countries to become active citizens. The project contributes to the development of the cooperation among the partners in the education sphere in the national and international level by active preparation and testing of the teaching materials in different environments and the results of the project will be used for the general public (for students and also teachers) in Slovakia, but also in other countries.
The main goal of the project is to prepare the teaching materials for language teaching of Slovak language as a foreign language; mainly the target group of the pre-school or school-age children of the immigrants in Slovakia but also for foreigners‘ children in Slovakia, like the children of diplomats, or the industry specialists and children of the Slovak nationals living abroad. Another goal of the project is to prepare a summary of the valid rules of education in Slovakia as a tool to rise the awareness of the competent participants when working with the children. The aim is to support the development of the intercultural competence of teachers, parents and children.