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The course will explore the practicalities of integrating newly arrived migrant students in a school community and will look at how teachers can work at a very practical level with such students in their classrooms.  

The course will continue the work started by participants in course 2 of building a support infrastructure that can assist them beyond the course with guidance and resources.

By the end of the course, participants should have an understanding of different organizational models of how newly arrived migrants can be integrated into teaching and school life as well as understanding of different pedagogical models of how newly arrived migrants can be integrated into teaching and school life. Participants should also have an understanding of important requirements and strategies to support students who do not understand or speak the main language of instruction. 

Participants should acquire as well practical experience on how to develop a set of concrete targets, ideas and actions to support newly arrived migrant students in their school. Will also reflect on the pedagogical strategies that work with non-native speakers in their classroom, will identify key contacts at school and local level, such as school leaders, psychologists, local councillors, parents, etc. that can support them in addressing some of the challenges that the integration of newly arrived migrants brings to the school and classroom. Last but not least will identify a set of fellow course participants who are facing similar challenges and establish informal connections with them in order to share resources and expertise and support each other after the course. Participants will also .create an online or offline infrastructure that allows for regular exchanges and sharing of resources and ideas with colleagues, experts and organizations working on the integration of newly arrived migrant students.

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List of modules

Course Introduction

Start date: 02/05/2017 11:00

End date: 24/05/2027 23:59

Module 1: Newly arrived migrant students in the school Module 1: Newly arrived migrant students in the school

Start date: 07/06/2017 13:09

End date: 23/05/2025 13:09

Module 2: Newly arrived migrant students in the classroom Module 2: Newly arrived migrant students in the classroom

Start date: 08/05/2017 12:00

End date: 24/05/2025 23:59

To join the course, please first register or log in to the School Education Gateway.

Start date

2nd May 2017


The course will cover two modules over a period of three weeks. Estimated workload for participation in this course is 4 hours per week.

Target audience

Enrolment will be open. The course targets any teacher working with newly arrived migrant students or anyone interested in the topic. It will be especially relevant also for members of a school’s leadership team and most activities will be constructed in such a way to be relevant for teachers and school leaders alike.


You will receive digital module badges for every completed module of the course as well as a course badge and a course certificate upon completion of the full course. All badges can be exported to the Mozilla Badge Backpack.

Course Moderators

Katja Engelhardt
Nair Carrera