Focus on language proficiency of students with migration background


The project based in Berlin was part of the pillar “Education Acquisition of Person with Migration Background” of the German National Educational Panel Study (NEPS) and pursued the following goals:

  • Research of education acquisition of persons with migration background
  • Collection of migration-specific characteristics relevant to education
  • Developing testing procedures to measure immigrant students proficiency of their first language, i.e. the language of their parents’ country of origin, in Russian and Turkish for grades 2, 7, and 9
  • Developing survey questions related to language proficiency of adolescents with migration background, e.g. self-assessed language proficiency, school-related and extracurricular language environments, participation at institutional language programs

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BMBF (2009-2013), LIfBi (since 2014)


01/2009 - 12/2017

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