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The aims of the NESSIE programme are

  • Strengthening of communicative skills (listening, understanding and speaking)
  • Developing a language-friendly classroom atmosphere
  • Supporting regional and cultural studies.
  • On-the-spot in-service language training for staff

Implementation

Year 4 primary school pupils participate in a week-long project with a mobile Native Speaker Teacher (NST). The pupils are given the opportunity to use their language skills in real-life situations, and to experience the language and culture of English-speaking countries.

An important factor in the NESSIE projects is that the language is learnt in context, and as far as possible in real-life situations, and the NESSIE NSTs act as an authentic linguistic role-model, with regard to pronunciation, intonation and speech rhythm.

So-called ‘Dual Language Primary Centres’ are set up in Viennese school districts as the base schools of the NESSIE teachers, these centres work together with the European Office of the Vienna Board of Education to co-ordinate the deployment of the NESSIE NSTs, within the district.

NESSIE DLPCs

VS 1030 Kolonitzgasse 15

VS 1110 Münnichplatz 6

VS 1120 Rothenburgstraße 1

VS 1140 Diesterweggasse 30

VS 1200 Leystraße 34

VS 1210 Hanreitergasse 2

VS 1210 Lavantgasse 35

VS 1220 Pastinakweg 10

VS 1220 Viktor Wittner Gasse 50

VS 1220 Hannah Arendt Platz 8