EWSI Special Feature 2013/2: Language Courses
[10/12/2013] [EU-wide] [Report] [English]
Posted by : Integration Expert
Authors : Migration Policy Group (EWSI Editorial Team)
EWSI Special Feature Issue 2013/02 focuses on the language courses provided to and/or required of adult immigrants in the Member States of the EU.
How was this topic chosen?
Knowledge of language is widely recognised to be integral to the successful social and economic integration of immigrants. This is evidenced by the growing trend among EU Member States to arrange language courses for newly arrived immigrants. In 2012 the OECD noted that language training is the single most important expenditure related to integration that is directly targeted at immigrants (Jobs for Immigrants, Volume 3, 2012). It is against this backdrop that the EWSI Editorial Committee has decided to take a closer look at language courses for adult immigrants in the EU.