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A roadmap for schools to support the language(s) of schooling

Key concepts


  • What can schools do to help all students succeed? 
  • How can a school identify and address language needs? 
  • What is the benefit of a whole-school approach that facilitates access to the language(s) of schooling?
The ROADMAP offers three elements to assist schools in setting up their self-constructed strategy plan:

A self-assessment tool - enabling different stakeholders (headteachers, teachers, non-teaching staff, students and parents) to gauge where their school stands in relation to a number of evaluative statements. The tool can generate an automated report so that the results can be easily broadcast and discussions initiated.

A promising practices database containing promising practices from different countries that can inspire the school to work specifically on one of the areas they decide to improve.

A coordinator`s package which contains a set of different documents to support the schools when implementing the Roadmap (i.e. a step-by-step guide, a model letter to the parents, the PowerPoint for the presentation to stakeholders, etc).

Adaptation and implementation of the Roadmap in Ireland


Rebecca Dahm, coordinator of the ROADMAP

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Taking actions - headteachers talk about the ROADMAP

Fabrice SCIAU, principal du collège Lakanal à Foix (Midi-Pyrénées, France).

Video in French - when video is playing please click here for English subtitles:

Antti Ikonen, head of the Finnish Association of Principals

Clemens Pachlatko, headteacher of a secondary school in Zurich, Switzerland

Project team

Rebecca Dahm

Katri Kuukka

Selin Öndül

Nermina Wikström


These are the results from a project of the European Centre for Modern Languages within its "Languages at the heart of learning" programme 2016-2019.
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