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Twelve Percent of Children with Foreign Mother Tongue

Around 12 percent of three-year-old children in Iceland have a mother tongue other than Icelandic, according to a recently-released report from Fjölmenningarsetur, the Multicultural and Information Centre.

children-laugard-fampark_pkPhoto: Páll Kjartansson/Iceland Review.

Since 2000, the number of kindergarten children of foreign citizenship has increased sevenfold.

Héðinn Pétursson, assistant headmaster at Austurbæjarskóli, told Fréttablaðið that costs relating to the provision of extra services and staff to support children in their learning of Icelandic has also increased.


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