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Themes - Plurilingual Education
Learning environments where modern languages flourish

Fostering learning environments where modern languages flourish aims to place languages right at the heart of education policy developments. It seeks through (and for) languages to strengthen the development both of social competences and competences for democratic citizenship. The project is supported by a European network of partner schools, with innovative approaches to establishing language friendly learning environments which promotes the exchange of related resources, research and practice.

Project duration: 2016-2019
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Plurilingual whole school curricula (PLURCUR)

The project will pilot and assess the concept of a plurilingual, inclusive and intercultural whole school policy comprising majority and minority, regional, heritage and neighbouring languages.It will provide tools which help to clarify, develop and implement plurilingual, intercultural and inclusive whole school policies in different contexts in ECML member states.

Project duration: 2012-2015
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European portfolio for student teachers of pre-primary education (PRÉÉLÉMENTAIRE)

The project will develop a tool for reflective practice in initial teacher training, targeting professional competences and attitudes of teachers of 3 to 6 year olds with regard to languages and cultures. The tools will be based on the ECML publication "European Portfolio for Student Teachers of Lanugages".

Project duration: 2013-2015
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Mobility programmes for sustainable plurilingual and intercultural learning (PLURIMOBIL)

The project aims to promote good practice in mobility programmes, developing linguistic and intercultural competences based on the use of tools developed by the Council of Europe. It will provide model learning scenarios for trainee teachers and pupils in upper secondary education (general and vocational).

Project duration: 2012-2014
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ECML publications for plurilingual and intercultural education in use (PIU)

PIU disseminates ECML publications for plurilingual and intercultural education to language professionals and provides realistic implementation plans for interested users.

Project duration: 2013-2014
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Involving parents in plurilingual and intercultural education (PARENTS)

The project aims to disseminate knowledge relating to the cognitive and social benefits of plurilingual and intercultural education. It also aims to develop the inclusion of parents in the elaboration of plurilingual and intercultural activities at school. To achieve this second aim, teachers must be informed about and trained in the benefits of involving families in pluralistic approaches – pluringual and intercultural.

Project duration: 2013-2014
Project website in English / French
 
Diversity in majority language learning (MALEDIVE)

The project focuses on teacher education for the majority language (e.g. French in France, Polish in Poland). It aims to provide access to plurilingual approaches so that teachers can address and build on linguistic and cultural diversity in classrooms. The project will also promote collaboration between teachers of all languages.

Project duration: 2012-2015
Project website in English / German