In 2011 the Intercultural Centre Mondinsieme opened for the first time an Arabic language course for non-Arabic speakers.
This is a project in collaboration with the Local Health Authorities to improve linguistic cultural relations between foreign citizens and health services. Basic Italian language courses are provided for mothers of children attending primary schools to offer initial language support and correct communication with the school. In order to help families preserve the competence of migrant children in the mother language, in two schools in Reggio Emilia there are classes in the native languages of children and in parallel their parents learn Italian. There are Summer events to teach Italian youth who do not know Italian and who attend secondary schools at the second level. It aims to provide learners with a minimum knowledge of the language to facilitate access to school; prevent the summer “scattering” of youth and social marginality from their peers.