30 / 2009
Marijanca Ajša Vižintin

Cooperation of Slovene Primary Schools with Teachers of Mother Tongues of Immigrant Children

In order to achieve a successful integration of immigrant children, different forms of inclusion are necessary. In the school year 2008/09, Dragomirja Benčiča Brkina primary school from Hrpelje became one of the eight schools in Slovenia that, besides teaching Slovene as a second/foreign language, introduced teaching of mother tongues and cultures of immigrant children in Slovenia, Macedonian and Albanian. There is a description of three beginnings of teaching mother tongues of immigrant children in Slovenia from the point of view of their teachers and their cooperation with the school.
KEY WORDS: Immigrant children, integration, Macedonian language and culture in Slovenia, Albanian language and culture in Slovenia, Slovene as a second/foreign language