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Unformatted text preview: BILINGUAL EDUCATION IN MAJORITY LANGUAGES (CONT.) 0 European Schools Movement A Mostly for the relatively elite workers of the European Community (EC), such schools are multilingual and cater for some 15,000 children from the different EC nations. A The first school was opened in Luxembourg in 1953. A Europe an schools have up to 1 1 different language sections reflecting the first language of the students. A Younger children use their native language as the medium of learning but also receive second language instruction in the primary school years. A Older children take part of their schooling in their native language and part through the medium of a ‘vchicular’ or “working” language. A The vehicular language is used to teach mixed language groups of students history, geography and economics from the third year of secondary education. A In addition, students are taught a third language for a minimum of 360 hours. A Integration and harmonizationof students from different nationalities is formally achieved in the ‘Eu ropean Hours” lessons using the vehicular language. ...
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