High school students teach Italian to migrants in Senigallia
In Italy, high school students will teach Italian at a school for foreigners in Senigallia as part of a school-work alternation initiative.
Six high school students from the medilinguistic high school of Senigallia (Ancona) will work as interns at the Penny Wirton School for Foreigners, teaching Italian a few hours a week to foreigners.
The initiative will start in March and is part of the PCTO program, which stands for “Transversal Skills and Orientation Pathway”, also known as “school-work alternation”.
Initiative to help young people grow
“We believe that the agreement with the Lycée Médilinguistique shows how it is possible to intertwine fruitful relations between the world of school and society, not based solely on the labor market, but also able to help young people to grow and mature in a friendly and fruitful environment, in a context of civic development, without distinction between high schools and professional institutes,” declared the organizers.
Share languages and interactions
The Penny Wirton School in Senigallia is one of 50 such schools in Italy, made up of volunteers who teach Italian to foreigners without lessons or grades “in an individual relationship between those who teach and those who learn”, have organizers said.
Thus “not only linguistic and grammatical exchanges are created, but also human relations, sharing of knowledge and sensations, discoveries and unexpected encounters”.
“Learning to live together means fighting racism,” the organizers said.