In the heart of the Austrian Alps, just a stone’s throw from the Italian border, lies the idyllic community of Sillian. Here you can find not only untouched nature, but also an international atmosphere. Because for the past few years, children in Sillian have been learning not only German, but also Italian as a foreign language.
This innovative concept of bilingual education has been introduced to help students better understand and integrate. Because in Sillian, the situation is particularly close to the border: the municipality is located in the Austrian province of Tyrol, directly on the border with South Tyrol in Italy. Many people live and work here across the borders and therefore have to deal with both the Austrian and the Italian language.