4 - Apply the principles of a 'powerful learning environment'


  • thoroughly implement this policy in the schools and classes,
  • providing pupils maximal opportunities to acquire the language of instruction and to exploit their multilingual repertoires a powerful learning environment is pivotal.

This kind of school language policy will overcome the ‘either-or’-ideas – which are currently in the mindset of some schools: you either focus only on the language of instruction or you focus on a classic multilingual curriculum (where e.g. the Turks are also able to take some Turkish lessons).