Language, culture and computer as key skills to open integration’s doors. An integrated training path based on the innovative use of new technologies
LC2 – Language, Culture, and Computer: fundamental skills that open the door to integration is a project co-funded by the European Union (European fund for the integration of Extra-European citizens – Action 1/ 2007).
The City of Anzio currently occupies 6th place in the ranking of municipalities in the province of Rome with the highest number of foreign residents (over 4,000), composed of Romanians (16.1%), Bulgarians (11.8%), and Indians (10.8%). For this reason, the immigrants who live in the Lavinio and Anzio area are among the prime beneficiaries of an integrated training path based on the active and innovative use of new technologies.
The objective of the LC2 Project co-funded by the European Union (European fund for the integration of Extra-European citizens) is the acquisition and mastery of the skills required for active citizenship in the host nation. The project envisions 9 different training paths with the support of a didactic kit, an online learning platform, and linguistic and cultural mediation. The courses are held in the computerized classroom set up for the purpose at the Provincial Police Headquarters in Lavinio.
Together with the Eriches 29 social cooperative consortium, Fondazione Mondo Digitale took part in the call for tenders issued by the Ministry of the Interior (Department for Civil Liberties and Immigration – Central Directorate for Immigration and Political Asylum) for the implementation of projects at local level regarding actions envisioned by the European Fund for the integration of Extra-European citizens 2007-2013.
The project is being implemented with the collaboration of KStudio Associato (KPMG network), Il Percorso Cooperative, consultants from Centro Linguistico Hughes and the participation of the City of Anzio.
LANGUAGE, communicating in Italian
3 basic Italian languages courses at L2 level (50 hours in a 2-month period) for absolute and relatively absolute beginners in classes with 20 students conducted by Centro Linguistico Hughes teachers.
In a nutshell: the acquisition of the communication skills necessary for autonomous interaction in everyday situations (offices, stores, etc.) using basic language structures (nouns and adjective agreement, present and past tenses for regular verbs, the most common adverbs, etc.).
COMPUTER, information technology skills
3 basic computer literacy courses organized by Fondazione Mondo Digitale for absolute beginners in classes with 20 students. Every course has a 20 hour duration (in one month). The courses prepare the students for Microsoft Digital Literacy Curriculum certification.
In a nutshell: learning how to use a text editor, e-mail, and Internet (basic user).
CULTURE, understanding the host nation’s system
3 courses in civil education in classes with 20 students and 16-hour duration each conducted by professionals from KStudio Associato.
In a nutshell: the State and its laws; the Constitution; citizens’ rights and responsibilities; public administration; the magistracy; public policy regulations, legality and public safety forces; the national health service; local government.
- The learning path is innovative because it blends language, informatics, and culture;
- Training is oriented to the achievement of officially-recognized certification;
- Courses are held in multimedia classrooms set up for the purpose in Lavinio;
- A team of linguistic-cultural mediators accompanies and supports the participants for the entire duration of training;
- In addition to computers, other specific teaching aids (e.g. interactive whiteboards) and special software (e.g. interactive electronic Computer ABCs charts) are used;
- The teaching material is also available online and has been structured to allow educational activities to be continued subsequently in autonomy or semi-autonomy;
- All educational activities are constantly monitored with final assessment.