Integration in Vienna - Multilingualism

People in Vienna speak many different languages. This multilingualism has a lot of potential. Municipal Department 17 - Integration and Diversity (MA 17) promotes this potential with specific projects and publications in several languages.

Multilingual reading mentors

Multilingual ballons

Multilingual reading mentors should make reading in their mother tongues more fun for children. Multilingual reading mentors read to groups of up to eight children in kindergartens, primary schools and after school clubs in Vienna. The City of Vienna continuously looks for reading mentors: Are you interested in becoming a multilingual reading mentor?


Tutoring for Romani

Romani children and young people can get free of charge tutoring (Roma-Lernhilfe) at the public learning centres (VHS) where they are supported in doing their homework in German, Serbian and Romanes.

Communication between parents and teachers

The School ABC (Schul-ABC) supports the communication between teachers and parents with a mother tongue other than German. It lists translations of the most important words and phrases used in the school context.

Where to go at 14?

The event "Where to go at 14?" focuses on school children who want to continue their education or pursue vocational training after the 8th or 9th grade. It provides them and their parents with information about further training and education. The event is held in the autumn and advice is provided in Arabic, Bosnian, Croatian, German, Serbian and Turkish.

Vienna language app

The Vienna language app Wiener Sprachen App provides translations of everyday words and phrases in the following languages: Arabic, Bosnian, Croatian, Farsi, German, Kurdish, Polish, Romanian, Serbian and Turkish.

Barbecue masters

Barbecue masters speak German and the languages of the largest migrant groups in Vienna. They inform people, who use public barbecue areas, about the relevant rules and regulations and supervise the barbecue areas to avoid conflict or mediate between the parties concerned.

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Intergration and Diversity (Municipal Department 17)
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