Since the start of the war in Ukraine, many young children have been welcomed to French schools. In France, schooling is compulsory until the age of 16. All young Ukrainian refugees in France between the ages of 3 and 16 are enrolled in French schools. These students are the subject of a regular census and the latest that has been published since May 24 is National Education Already 17,677 Ukrainians have been able to accommodate children and adolescents On its bench.
Everything is fine so that these children, already embroiled in war and in their forced exile, are not lost. National education has developed various concomitant systems Facilitate their learning and integration In the French school system.
A Ukrainian system that copies the French model
The Ukrainian and French levels are perfectly combined. Thus, the primary school in Ukraine is organized in 4 grades corresponding to the classes of CP, CE1, CE2 and CM1 in the French system. Secondary consists of 5th to 9th grade which is related to class from CM2 to 3rd year. Higher secondary grades 10 and 11 consist of similar grades of second and first class. For professional training, specific courses are offered at the end of grade 9.
As the story goes Parisian, Language and mathematics are tested on arrival of Ukrainian students. Only then do they join a reception class adapted to their level. Some students are also continuing Follow Ukrainian schools from afar. But on-site classes are often interrupted by bombings or connection problems.
Ukrainian students are supported in their learning of French
Mastering French is a key factor in the success of Allophone students. Ukrainian students will be admitted to regular classes. However they will benefit through strong teaching as a second language in French according to their needs and linguistic and linguistic skills. It’s a device called the national education system. “Educational Unit (UPE2A) for incoming Allophone studentsThis acronym stands for Alphone Student Arrival Educational Unit.
Also, it is provided by the National Center for Distance Education (Cned) Training “French as a Foreign Language”. It can also be organized during school for secondary and high school students who have a first idea of the French language. The teacher working at UPE2A has requested this independent learning time regarding the needs and skills of each of his students.
French students can be reunited
At Saint-Pierre de Chandio in Ron, 16 Ukrainian children returned to their “school” on March 14. Uneducated children have returned to school benches because of the war. France 3 explains that in order to introduce young Ukrainians to the French language, They were under the “education” of French students. Thus, during the “normal” lessons, Ukrainian secondary and high school students were assisted by teachers of their own age. They are French students who volunteer to help young girls and boys.
The aim is to immerse students in French as much as possible. College or high school age school children therefore follow traditional courses such as math, English, history, geography or even sports and music. Many teachers reported a special fluency in Ukrainian students in mathematics. As reported European dA young student observes: “Exercise is much easier here than in Ukraine”.
Some courses are taught in English
If teachers try their best to communicate through gestures, mimes or images, the use of “Google Translate” remains a particularly effective last resort. On the other hand, teachers who can do it do not hesitate Translate their text into English To allow Ukrainians to understand some things. This solution, however, is reserved for older students.