Language Learning by Adult Migrants: Policy Challenges and ICT Responses
- Authors: Stefano Kluzer, Anusca Ferrari, Clara Centeno
- EUR Number: Technical Note: JRC63889
- Publication date: 5/2011
The use of ICT by adult migrants for learning the host country language (or second language, L2) is a topic
which crosses three policy areas at EU level: immigration and integration policy; information society policy; and
education and training policies. All three areas are currently addressed by flagship initiatives of the Europe 2020
Strategy. Second language acquisition by adult migrants is perceived as a crucial factor for socio-economic and
cultural integration. Several EU Member States have actually introduced compulsory L2 requirements for
migrants, and a major effort is underway by a large number of stakeholders to assist migrants in enhancing their
L2 proficiency, even where no binding requirements exist. ICT has started to be used in this context and is
looked at with increasing interest as a means of helping with both the quantitative and qualitative challenges of
This report reviews the current challenges of L2 provision and provides examples where ICT has been implemented to by-pass or solve these challenges.
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