Five students from Ukraine had joined the first module in mid-March, among young Spaniards, Moroccans, Georgians or Sri Lankans at Joffre College, which they will leave at the beginning of May for other apprenticeships .
Five students from Ukraine had joined the first module in mid-March, among small Spaniards, Moroccans, Georgians or Sri Lankans.
This six-week “Senghor” device makes it possible to assess the level of a maximum of twenty students. “As soon as the student shows significant progress in French, he enters an inclusion system in an ordinary class via the UPE2A (educational unit for incoming allophone students). This system allows the students concerned to benefit from reinforced teaching. in French as a second language, according to their needs and their linguistic and language skills”, explains Fatma M’Dallal, the main assistant at Joffre College.
It takes 9 years to catch up
On May 10, Ranina, Genia, Kamila, Tim, Polina, Nazar and Ksenia will join a class, all the usual, in contact with other students in a college, including a 12-hour module of learning dedicated to French “second language”. They will be positioned in classes of a similar level to the one they had in Ukraine, “with maybe a year lag, it takes about 9 years to be perfectly at the level”, she points out.
And they put the package. “I am amazed by their ability to learn and develop compensation systems, some learn everything by heart or tirelessly copy their lessons”, explains the principal, who benefited in her young years, from this same device. These teenagers develop an extraordinary capacity for social acclimatization, while they are in a dramatic situation in their country of origin, “from their break, they over-repair, and that galvanizes them!”.
Reassure on the bond of trust
A social worker is available to reassure them about the bond of trust they must establish, about the acceptance and “on the idea that they are welcome, that they are not options”. Of course, they miss their family, their roots, “they follow the news, it’s not easy for them”. As they begin to formulate their first sentences in the language of Molière, “they become valuable administrative support for their families”.
Maud Saurel teaches them French for a few more days, “because I am a temporary worker, someone else will come after me, which is a bit of a shame for their follow-up”. That morning, we work to identify the parts of the body, knee, head, ears… The clan of young Ukrainians is turbulent and is called to order, but what could be more normal when you are 15 years old. Seeing them heckle like this commands admiration. A student remains a student.