The education authorities are looking into setting up a basic curriculum for migrant students who speak neither English nor Maltese.

A spokesman for the Education Ministry said education officers within the department were also discussing the content used for the teaching of English and Maltese as foreign languages in schools, as well as teaching these languages through other subjects such as PSCD, creative arts, mathematics and science.

Last week, the Malta Union of Teachers called for better planning when dealing with students of migrant and foreign families.

About 600 migrant students who could not communicate in English or Maltese were identified in State schools last year, the ministry said. Three quarters of them were in primary schools.

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