We are a non-governmental, non-profit association that has been supporting foreigners in equal access to education and labor integration since 2004. In the form of social services, we help families to orient in the Czech education system. We implement Czech language courses of various formats, specializations and levels. We provide pedagogical staff with methodological support and counselling in the area of education and inclusion of children and pupils with a different first language. Since 2009, we have been managing the website Inkluzivní škola.cz where we publish information and materials for teachers. Our long-term goal is to ensure a smooth integration process, during which students who come from different linguistic and cultural backgrounds receive adequate support anchored in the Czech educational system. Through public activities, we help to develop an open dialogue and understanding between foreigners and the majority society.
We can implement our activities thanks to support from public sources within the framework of subsidy and grant procedures, the private sector and small donations. We publish detailed information about our activities and management in the annual report every year.
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In Czech schools, the number of pupils with a different first language is increasing and the education system is not ready for them. The support lacks context and doesn‘t respond to the specific needs of the children or to their language level. It’s often dependent on the approach of individual schools, which must apply for it through development programs. That’s why the path to the full involvement of children and pupils with a different first language into a class is prolonged, complicated and hindering equal access to education. We have been drawing attention to the topic for a long time and we advocate that children, who need it, should receive intensive and timely education in Czech as a second language.
META – Your New NeighbourThe non-profit organization META, based in Žižkov, offers a lot of activities that can be of interest to the community of foreigners in this quarter as well as to Czech society. It focuses, for example, on the support of foreigners in the area of education and employment and at the same time on the support of teachers who educate foreigners…full ar…
The issue of children with a different mother tongue was widely discussed at an international META conference in May (2019)META approached this year’s international conference widely and presented the education of children and pupils with a different mother tongue (DMT) through perspectives of many of its representatives. What linked all speeches together was the essence of a successf…
Conference in Brno: The education system does not take account of pupils with a different mother tongueOn 21 January, META, o.p.s., in cooperation with the ombudswoman, organised a conference in Brno, concerning the current situation of the education of pupils with a different mother tongue “Neznalost jazyka neomlouvá!?” In fact, the education system is not ready for these pupils, eve…
The teaching assistant plays an important role in the education of pupils with a different first language (DFL). In addition, if the assistant speaks the same language as the pupils, it can make the learning process easier. That’s why we have created the concept of bilingual teaching assistants (DAP). Since 2012, We have been providing DAP with education and helping schools to involve DAP in the education system.