Linz deputy mayor Klaus Luger (SPÖ) says a policy of targetting kids with language difficulties which he prioneered in local kindergartens has been vindicated by a German report.
According to the new study by the Berlin-Institute for Population and Development, carefully targetted language initiatives in Kindergartens bring the greatest results in advancing the language ability of those who are weak.
Under the latest round of targetted language initiatives currently happening in Linz there are around 2,000 children who have poor German who are being helped.
All 2,000 in the programme are in Kindergartens.
Luger said that the study showed that the initiatives already being carried out at Linz Kindergartens bring results.