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Talijanska osnovna škola "Galileo Galilei" Umag

 

                                          

 Talijanska osnovna škola "Galileo Galilei" Umag 
 School in the Spotlight in 2017


 

Use Minority language as

Name of the school

Talijanska osnovna škola "Galileo Galilei" Umag

Address

Edoardo Pascali 2a

Postal Code

52470

Town

Umag

Telephone number

00385 52 741 283

Fax number

Country 

Croatia

Contact person

Marianna Jelicich Buic and Dubravka Kodela Pacenti

E-mail school

seiggalileo@gmail.com

E-mail contact person

marianna.jelicich@pu.htnet.hr

Website

os-talijanska-ggalilei-umag.skole.hr

Total number of teachers

28

Total number of pupils

180

Pupils aged

6-15

 

Minority language(s) in your region

 

Italian

Languages taught as a subject in your school

Italian, Croatian and English.

In case of different languages as a subject, what is the division between them (e.g. in percentages or hours per week)

Italian 5/4, Croatian 4/5, English 2/3

Languages of instruction

Italian.

Languages used outside formal lessons (in the school yard etc):

Italian, Croatian, often dialect

Skills trained in the minority language

Reading, listening, speaking, writing and mediation.

Teaching material

Reasonable.

Please explain

Many books are translated, some Italian books are not always adequate.

Developers of the teaching material

Translations or adaptations from other languages. Publishing houses.

Please provide a brief description of projects concerning multilingualism in your school in the past and the present


Our school has been taking part in two projects:
1/ ERASMUS +, "Go and lead your team through Europe" with 4 other schools from Finland, Ireland, Spain and Poland. It lasts 3 years. It's aim is to make children aware of the importance of healthy eating and physical activities.
2/ C.O.N.T.E.S.T., which lasts three years in collaboration with schools from Estonia, Finland, Poland and Germany. It's aim is to work on the inclusion of children with special needs through music.

Does your school have any contacts with (another) school(s) abroad? If so, please describe the kind of contact or activities

 

Main problem regarding minority language education

One problem is a partial lack of qualified teachers using the minority language.

Possible solutions

The teachers' profession has been very underestimated in this country, and maybe it would help to improve their status, among other things.

Remarks

We'd like to share the experience of teaching in schools using a minority language in general, what are the good and not so good sides of teaching each of us meet every day, the problems with inclusion, the positive influence of using more languages on the development of children attending such schools, children meeting each other...

We would like to get in touch with some of the bilingual or multilingual schools to exchange our experiences, meet each other and possibly develop some projects together.
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