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The linguistic integration of adult migrants
Intergovernmental Seminar

Strasbourg, 26-27 June 2008

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Thursday 26 June

09.15 – 10.00
Chair: Joseph Sheils

Official opening
· Gabriella Battaini-Dragoni, Director General of Education, Culture and Heritage, Youth and Sport, DG IV [speech]
· María Ochoa-Llidó, Head of the Migration and Roma Department, DG III [speech]
· Martina Ní Cheallaigh, European Commission [powerpoint]
· Tineke Strik, Committee on Migration, Refugees and Population -Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe [speech]

Introduction to Seminar programme and working methods
David Little, Rapporteur [powerpoint]

10.00 – 10.45
Sergey Khrychikov

Language requirements for adult migrants in Council of Europe member states: Report on a survey

10.45 – 11.15


11.15 – 12.45
Richard Rossner

Round Table on language proficiency requirements, language training and assessment
with the participation of delegates from the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Italy and Spain / Catalonia

12.45 – 14.30


14.30 – 15.45
Piet Van Avermaet

    · Languages in integration policies for adult migrants: Jean-Claude Beacco [presentation]
    · The ‘Common European Framework of Reference for Languages’ and the development of policies for the integration of adult migrants: David Little [powerpoint]


15.45 – 16.15


16.15 – 17.45
Hans-Jürgen Krumm

Case studies

    · The new German integration policy – the implementation of a nation wide integration course: Carola Cichos [powerpoint - text]
    · Tailor-made language education for beginners in Dutch as a second language: Jeroen Devlieghere [powerpointvideo 1video 2]]
    · The new pilot project in Lombardy for adult newcomers: “Certify your Italian. A language for knowing and making yourself known”: Antonello Grimaldi [powerpoint]

Summing up of Day 1: David Little, Rapporteur

Friday 27 June

Günther Schneider

The assessment of language proficiency:

    · Language tests for social cohesion and citizenship: Henk Kuijper [powerpoint - text]
    · An alternative approach to teaching and assessment: the experience of Integrate Ireland Language and Training: Barbara Lazenby Simpson [powerpoint]

The provision of language training

    · Quality assurance in the provision of language education and training for adult migrants: Richard Rossner [powerpoint]




11.00 – 11.30

Non Governmental Organisations

    · Sophie Dimitroulias, Association of Women of Southern Europe (AFEM) [presentation]
    · Véronique Laurens, CIMADE / CLP [presentation]

11.30 – 13.00
Jean-Claude Beacco

Closing session
Tour de Table / Plenary discussion
Summary of Conclusions: David Little, Rapporteur
Close of seminar: Joseph Sheils / Sergey Khrychikov

The financial support from Luxembourg and Ireland for this project is gratefully acknowledged by the Language Policy Division

Coordinating Group

Other Presenters

Council of Europe Secretariat