The Vienna Board of Education has responded to increased internationalisation by adopting and emphasising a multilingual policy in the public school system Therefore, a number of modern language programmes have been developed that support the theory that early language learning makes an important contribution to European identity and integration, as well as promoting democratic and economic equal opportunities.

Even though English remains an integral part of the school syllabus, which is essential when deciding upon on a secondary school, various programmes enable pupils to learn another modern language whilst attending primary school.



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