StepTogether I.


University of Miskolc submitted the StepTogether – migrant children at school project (EIA/2009/ on 30th September 2009 for the invitation to the tender of the European Fund for the Integration of third-country nationals. The tender was launched by the Ministry of Justice and Security of Hungary (IRM/TKFO/271-3/2009).

The project’s main field of activity is improving the education of migrant children and young adults as specified in council decision 2007/435/EC: “aiming at introducing newly-arrived third-country nationals to the host society” (to avoid underachievement and dropout among migrant children).

The aim of the project was to work out CLIL-based learning aids of L2 Hungarian for migrant students aged between 10 and 12.
The project was carried out from 1st January 2010 to 31st January 2011.

Two schools were taking part in the project during the pilot period: Szent László Primary School (H-1105 Budapest, Szent László Square 1.), and Hungarian-English Bilingual Primary and Vocational School (H-1077 Budapest, Dob Street 85.).
We were looking for partner schools with different curricula and syllabi: Szent László Primary School has traditional eight grades’ primary curriculum, and the school in the Dob Street has bilingual curriculum and L2 Hungarian as a subject for migrant students. These schools have migrant students from different countries and with different learning strategies: Szent László’s students are from China, Taiwan, and Vietnam; migrant students in Dob Street School are from Bolivia, China, Mongolia, Turkey, and Ukraine.
The pilot teachers of the learning aids were: Dudás Rita, Tassi Miklósné, Tóth Annamária Tímea (Language and Literature); Erdeiné Krobák Edit, Oláh Mihályné Halasi Ilona (Mathematics); Ivánné Vidra Mária, and Ráczné Balassa Ildikó (Science).

Students of Hungarian Philology at the University of Miskolc had also taken part in the project. Several students have done the course in L2 Hungarian; some of them became collaborators in the later projects: Bodroghy-Szabó Dénes Levente, Mészáros Csaba Richárd, Putz Orsolya, Rostás Édua, and Vida Jamina.


Indicators of the project

Target amount

Achieved amount

Matrix of Grammar and Syntax for CLIL-based learning aids of L2 Hungarian



Lexical Matrix for grades 5–6 in the curriculum areas of Hungarian Language and Literature, Mathematics, Man in Nature, Earth and our Surroundings



CLIL-based learning aids of L2 Hungarian in the curriculum areas of Hungarian Language and Literature, Mathematics, Man in Nature, Earth and our Surroundings

400 lessons


Manual for Teachers



Questionnaires, measuring the effectiveness of the program



Migrant students taking part in the program
(improvement on language and core competencies)

20 students

27 students

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