Regional/Minority Languages in bi-/plurilingual education

Although plurilingualism represents an important feature within contemporary society, often, teachers are not well equipped to deal with language variation and the various forms this can take in European regional contexts. Also, their work is seldom given recognition when they try to elaborate strategies to promote understanding and the value of the varieties or languages their pupils speak when they are not the official or dominant school norm.

The different activities during the project demonstrated the transferability to other contexts of the proposed teaching processes. These focus on identifying languages and cultures and their similarities and individual characteristics, on collaborative writing with the aim of interculturality and on oral intercomprehension. The material is varied and environment-based: written and oral documents, electronic mail, platform, videos, films, blogs, etc.

• Teachers
• Teacher trainers
• Policy-makers and institutional managers

The European Centre for Modern Languages (ECML) is a Council of Europe institution promoting excellence in language education in its 34 member states.
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The publication presents experimentations, activities and didactic tools which, in an integrated didactic framework, associates dominant languages, minority or regional languages in Europe and beyond. more