Strasbourg, 26-27 June 2008
Ministero della Solidarietà Sociale
Direzione generale sull’immigrazione
THE LINGUISTIC INTEGRATION OF ADULT
MIGRANTS
INTERGOVERNMENTAL SEMINAR
“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
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Linguistic learning and
migrants’ integration
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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…
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…“CERTIFY YOUR ITALIAN.
A language for knowing and making
yourself known”
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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”
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The project
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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
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Main objectives
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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.
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The project’s main actions
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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)
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Progetto “Certifica il tuo Italiano”
Ministero della Solidarietà Sociale
Direzione generale sull’immigrazione
La lingua per conoscere e farsi conoscere
INTEGRATED ACTIONS
350 school teachers
and volonteers
117 teachers of the
project courses
Teachers’ training
Multilingual
advertising
Certification courses
Italian l2
•125 schools,
associations
•270 courses
•3.100 new migrant
adults involved
•1800 CILS, IT, PLIDA
certificates issued IIS. Frisi
Managerial and economic
monitoring
REGIONAL
COMMETTEE
Quantitative
monitoring
•Albanian
•Arab
•Brasilian
•Chinese
•French
•Hindi
Qualitative
•English
monitoring
•Romanian
•Russian
•Spanish
•Interviews
•focus groups
•Tagalog
•questinoaries for teachers
•Database migrant
and students
students and
teachers
Dati del monitoraggio quantitativo ISMU 2007
The project network: different
organizations
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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
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high visibility of this project
Fulfilment of the objective to enlarging the
territorial cooperation network among local
authorities, school and private social
organizations
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Collected data
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Preliminary analyses on collected data
underline that the project reached 3.100
new migrants:
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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
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Progetto “Certifica il tuo Italiano”
Ministero della Solidarietà Sociale
Direzione generale sull’immigrazione
La lingua per conoscere e farsi conoscere
Positive action for adult new migrants
Felexible and modular
duration:
Università per
20 – 30 – 40 hoursChance to take
Stranieri di Siena
the final examination
CILS
after 20 hours as well after 80 hours,
in 1 month as well in 18 months
Certification
Certification
Università Roma 3
courses Italian L2
IT
Certification
School time:
in the morning
in the afternoon
in the evening
125
Società Dante Alighieri schools
PLIDA Certification and different
associations
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
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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 [email protected]
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For information about
projcet “Certifica il tuo italiano “
For more info on this project write at :
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
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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