ECMI Kosovo kicks off language courses for municipal officials

Action, research and documentation (ECMI Synergy Wheel stories)In June, ECMI Kosovo started to provide Albanian and Serbian language classes to officials of three municipalities.

70 municipal officials of Novo Brdo/Novobërdë, Obiliq/Obilić, and Štrpce/Shtërpcë became the first to follow ECMI Kosovo’s language classes when they started off in June.

The Albanian and Serbian language classes are one pillar of a larger project. The larger project aims at promoting the integration of Kosovo’s communities’ members into the wider society.

The language courses are supported by the Mayors of the municipalities.

Teacher’s trainings instigated

A training for teachers of Albanian as a second language has also been carried out. It took place in Prizren on 15-16 June. Teacher’s trainings are a second pillar of the larger project context that aims at promoting the integration of Kosovo’s many communities’ members.

The training in Prizren was attended by 37 teachers from all of Kosovo’s regions. It focused on how to use a new textbook that has been developed last year, and on how to improve methodology of teaching Albanian to non-Albanian communities. The training was organized together with the Kosovo Ministry of Education, Science, and Technology.

Read also: ECMI Kosovo launches language learning project

The project Integration through learning of official languages in Kosovo is financed by the OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities.

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