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18. December 2013.

Assistants and associates on the project "Serbian as a Second Language", which is aimed at enabling students of the Bujanovac-based secondary school "Sezai Surroi" to learn the Serbian language, visited the Coordination Body’s Office. The young people met with Advisor of the Director of Coordination Body’s Office Milica Rodic, Advisor Rahim Salihi and interns at the Coordination Body’s Office.

Milica Rodic presented the activities of the Coordination Body, primarily those aimed at improving the quality and accessibility of education: organization of the  free "School of the Serbian Language," the awarding of student scholarships, the opening of the departments of the Economics and Law Faculties of the University of Nis in Medvedja and of  Subotica Faculty of Economics’ department in Bujanovac.  

The assistants spoke about their experiences and results in a four-month work with the third-grade secondary school students. They pointed out the difficulties and challenges they faced in their work, saying that they noticed a considerable improvement after four months of their work,  which would lead to further progress in learning Serbian.

The students are very satisfied with the way of instruction and expressed interest in learning the language. They like different methods of work, which, in the experience of the teaching assistants, produced the results in a short period of time. A positive example of the learning of Serbian as a second language is the fact that project assistants have been learning the Albanian language since the beginning of the project.  According to them, it was an extra incentive for high school students to open up to them and to learn Serbian with even greater enthusiasm.  Several students of the school expressed the desire and motivation to study the Serbian language.

Milica Rodic stressed the importance of the project and praised the work of assistants, encouraging them to continue their work to help young people from the Albanian community to better speak Serbian, which is a step towards the integration of members of that community.

The project is implemented by the OSCE Mission to Serbia, with the financial support of the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany.

Source: Coordination Body