KleurRijker + ReadSpeaker: learning method for integration of IEM (KleurRijker)

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Published on: 05/11/2010
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KleurRijker and ReadSpeaker provide an online platform that is part of a blended learning method, aimed at integrating immigrants and ethnic minorities. It has been used by more than 30 000 students in the Netherlands since 2007. Its objective is to prepare the student for the integration exam as well to provide language skills and overall empowerment of the students. The platform provides a unique combination of learning content and new techniques, resulting in high scores in the integration exams and actual successful integration in the Netherlands.

Policy Context

KleurRijker and ReadSpeaker provide an online platform that is part of a blended learning method, aimed at integrating immigrants and ethnic minorities. It has been used by more than 30 000 students in the Netherlands since 2007. Its objective is to prepare students for the integration exam as well as to provide language skills and overall empowerment of the students. The platform provides a unique combination of learning content and new techniques, resulting in high scores on the integration exams and actual successful integration in the Netherlands.

Description of target users and groups

immigrants and ethnic minorities.

Description of the way to implement the initiative

It is a hosted service that the participants can access online. The learning method is supported by books/binders with studying material and courses.

Technology solution

Technology choice: Mainly (or only) open standards, Accessibility-compliant (minimum WAI AA)

Main results, benefits and impacts

  • High scores on integration exams;
  • Social integration;
  • Access to the pilot of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, October 2010;
  • Different target groups:

1) Work:
50%and more of the participants acquired a paid job within 6 months.

2) Social activation:
Softer results, but nevertheless relevant:
" The investment in parents is being transformed into a better support of the learning process of their children, and thus into better learning accomplishments of the next generation".
(Report Ministry of Internal Affairs, October 2010)

Return on investment

Return on investment: Not applicable / Not available

Lessons learnt

  • High scores on integration exams and improved social integration,
  • 50% and more of the participants acquired a paid job within 6 months.
Scope: National