Sprachförderung an österreichischen Schulen

Maria Sarah Pepelnik
2011 unpublished
Plurilingualism as a result of migration forms part of daily life in Austrian schools. Approximately one fifth of students at Austrian compulsory schools call a language different from German their first language. On the one hand the challenge for educational policy consists in promoting adequate skills in the language of instruction, German, and on the other hand in supporting further language skills the children owe to their migratory background. In addition to some basic information
more » ... first and second language acquisition and language acquisition in a migratory context, respectively, in this work aspects of organising instruction are examined which are part of internationally renowned language promotion programmes. It is the goal of this thesis to identify those models of instruction which enable balanced bilingualism or multilingualism in children with a migratory background. After giving an overview of current efforts in Austria to promote language skills, the practical conditions of language teaching will be examined. Based on a case study carried out at a Viennese primary school difficulties will be identified and suggestions for improvement made in order to guarantee equal educational opportunities for children with a bilingual or plurilingual background.
doi:10.25365/thesis.16218 fatcat:ndhvfovvcjcdhh4bdpzqmnrevy